ter·​rine | \ tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce terrine (audio) , ter-ˈēn \

Definition of terrine

b : a usually earthenware dish in which foods are cooked and served
2 : a mixture of chopped meat, fish, or vegetables cooked and served in a terrine

Examples of terrine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Slow roasted beef filet is the main, which comes with spins on classic steakhouse sides like miso smashed potatoes and creamed spinach terrine. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "26 Bay Area restaurants celebrating Christmas with takeout meals," 10 Dec. 2020 Instead of the traditional preparation, here the terrine (or loaf pan) is bagged and submerged in the sous vide tub for two hours at 149 degrees. Joe Ray, Wired, "To Master Sous Vide, You Just Need a Good Cookbook," 7 Oct. 2020 Le Cirque was famed for its decadent Grand Marnier souffles and terrines of rabbit rillette. Mark Kennedy, Washington Post, "Sirio Maccioni, whose restaurant Le Cirque became a New York institution, dies at 88," 20 Apr. 2020 For lunch there was terrine on lettuce with cranberry jelly as an appetizer and a choice of fish and chips; bangers and mash; or a baked bell pepper with aromatic rice, bok choy and tomato sauce. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, "Cruisers quarantined on Diamond Princess cruise ship spread love for Valentine's Day," 14 Feb. 2020 Low-rise condos are sprinkled in between bars that serve $2 beer and restaurants that serve duck terrine. Nina Sovich, WSJ, "Austin Getaway: A Grown-Up’s Guide to the Cool-Kid City," 15 Jan. 2020 Classics such as the artichoke and foie gras terrine or roasted venison are revisited and enhanced. Washington Post, "In Lyon, a new museum celebrates a longstanding culinary tradition," 10 Jan. 2020 Nibble pates, terrines, dry-aged charcuterie, pickles, olives, and seasonal fruits while sipping $13 Negronis, gimlets, and a Lambrusco of the day. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "So many reasons to skip out of work early this summer," 26 June 2019 This ceramic terrine Nejlika set from the 1990s cost more than $1,200 (bukowskis.com) when sold at auction. Lauren Smith, House Beautiful, "These Vintage IKEA Pieces Sell for Thousands of Dollars," 6 May 2019

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First Known Use of terrine

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for terrine

French — more at tureen

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“Terrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terrine. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of terrine

: liver or meat that has been chopped into very small pieces and cooked in a special dish

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