ter·​rine tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce terrine (audio)
: a usually earthenware dish in which foods are cooked and served
: 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 And the braised lamb terrine will be dusted with black truffles. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 18 Mar. 2021 And in addition to charcuterie like duck prosciutto, elk salami, and pork cheek and rabbit terrine, Trova’s food menu offers small plates, sandwiches and salads. Erin Booke, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2023 Her rabbit and pork terrine, meanwhile, speaks to her French training; coriander in the seasoning and yuzu marmalade to the side brighten the pleasure. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 24 Feb. 2023 Then on Valentine’s Day, diners can enjoy a seven-course menu with oyster French onion soup, caviar cannoli, pad Thai terrine, squab, rack of lamb and crème brûlée. Dallas News, 2 Feb. 2023 And turn around and come back and then maybe all the things would have been sorted out just because of the terrine. Lauren Huff, EW.com, 12 May 2023 Highlights include a foie and grits inspired Tortellini filled with hominy, shallots thyme, foie, and parmesan cheese; Steamed Collard Green Wrapped Halibut with ham hocks and pot likker consommé; and Peppered Venison Loin with sunchoke terrine and onion demi-glace. Dwight Brown, Essence, 30 Dec. 2022 The featured starters are Mediterranean octopus terrine with grapefruit vinaigrette and a pumpkin, apple and kale salad with beetroot hummus. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 7 Sep. 2022 The Pink Causa for a Cause is a terrine of potato puree plated in the shape of a ribbon, tinted pink by the addition of beets, and includes crabmeat, sunchokes, salmon, avocado, smoked trout roe and creamy huancaina sauce, a specialty of award-winning executive chef Diego Oka. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, 4 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History


French — more at tureen

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of terrine was circa 1706

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“Terrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terrine. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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