Definition of fricassee in English:

fricassee

Syllabification: fric·as·see
Pronunciation: /ˈfrikəˌsē, ˌfrikəˈsē
 
/

noun

  • A dish of stewed or fried pieces of meat served in a thick white sauce.
    More example sentences
    • They were put into spiced cream sauces or made into fricassées.
    • My fancy was caught by smoked ham hock and beetroot terrine with confit beetroot and dill and lime cream, followed by loin of veal with a fricassée of squid, white beans, parsley and garlic.
    • We were both served salads of oak leaf, fricassée and a plain vinaigrette dressing.

verb (fricassees, fricasseeing, fricasseed)

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  • Make a fricassee of (something).

Origin

from French fricassée, feminine past participle of fricasser 'cut up and cook in sauce' (probably a blend of frire 'to fry' and casser 'to break').

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