Definition of braise in English:

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Pronunciation: /brāz/


[with object]
Fry (food) lightly and then stew it slowly in a closed container: (as adjective braised) braised veal
More example sentences
  • All sorts of casseroles, stews and braised dishes work well cooked in just one pot, but you can also consider soup for starters and steamed or baked sponge pudding afterwards.
  • You know what that means: think of a slowly braised oxtail stew that you can eat with a fork or spoon, without recourse to a knife.
  • The veal with chilli and braised salad was, I must confess, excellent.


Mid 18th century: from French braiser, from braise 'live coals' (in which the container was formerly placed).

  • brazier from late 17th century:

    The French braise ‘hot coals, embers’ gives us both brazier and to braise (mid 18th century), originally to cook something on a brazier. Braze (late 16th century) ‘to solder’ probably shares the root. Breeze (late 16th century) as in the cinder blocks called breeze blocks also comes from the French.

Words that rhyme with braise

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Syllabification: braise

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