Share this entry

Share this page

macédoine

Syllabification: mac·é·doine
Pronunciation: /ˌmäsəˈdwän
 
/

Definition of macédoine in English:

noun

1A mixture of vegetables or fruit cut into small pieces and served as a salad.
Example sentences
  • A macédoine is usually served cold but may be flambéed at room temperature with extra liquor.
  • Almost any cold cooked vegetables on hand may be used for a macédoine salad, and if care is taken in arrangement, they make a very attractive dish.
  • Another worthy choice was the brace of quail: two whole birds, deboned and stuffed with a macédoine of corn, rice, onion and ground Tasso ham.
2A medley or jumble: a macédoine of disjointed detail
More example sentences
  • Whether her plats du jour were serious, light or a macédoine of flavourings, she approached them all with equal dedication, scholarship, insight and erudition.
  • Lucette sings bagatelles about them and so is called ‘a macédoine of naïveté and cunning.’
  • Ethel 'delighted in a life which was made up of a macédoine of governors, artists and writers'.

Origin

French, literally 'Macedonia', with reference to the mixture of peoples in the Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great.

Definition of macédoine in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something