tagine

noun ta·gine
variants: or tajine \täˈzhēn, -ˈjēn\

Definition of tagine

plural -s
:a slow-simmered stew of northwestern Africa traditionally cooked in a covered earthenware pot; also :the pot in which tagine is cooked

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Origin and Etymology of tagine

dialect Arabic (Maghreb) ṭažin, from Arabic ṭājin frying pan, shallow earthenware pot, from Middle Greek tagēnon pan, from Greek


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