Definition of galantine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡalənˌtēn/


A dish of white meat or fish that is boned, cooked, pressed, and served cold in aspic.
Example sentences
  • Further back still, before developing into the name of a sauce, galantine had meant simply the jellied juices of fish or meat.
  • Burgers are easy to make, galantine of chicken rather less so.
  • Terrines, galantines, and ballotines are perhaps the most familiar examples of the barding technique in the classical kitchen.


Middle English (in the sense 'sauce for fish'): from Old French, alteration of galatine, from medieval Latin galatina; the current sense dates from the early 18th century.

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Syllabification: gal·an·tine

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