Definition of coq au vin in English:

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coq au vin

Pronunciation: /ˌkōk ō ˈvaN/ Pronunciation: /ˌkäk/


A casserole of chicken pieces cooked in red wine.
Example sentences
  • At block parties we dined on coq au vin, wild mushroom ragout, and home-baked sourdough bread.
  • Chef Jean Joho draws on his background in French casual food for a menu that includes coq au vin and cassoulet.
  • It's a chicken stew that can stand on its own alongside other stewed chicken dishes, coq au vin and chicken cacciatore.


Mid 20th century: French, literally 'cock in wine'.

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Syllabification: coq au vin

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