Definition of matelote in English:

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matelote

Pronunciation: /ˌmatlˈōt/ Pronunciation: /matˈlōt/

noun

A dish of fish in a sauce of wine and onions.
Example sentences
  • On the menu were classics unheard of in Fifties London: paté de campagne, matelote d' anguille and bouillabaisse.
  • The matelote receives universal praise and quickly vanishes.
  • For the matelote: In a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine pike, heavy cream and egg yolk and mix until smooth.

Origin

French, from à la matelote, literally 'mariner-style', from matelot 'sailor' (see matelot).

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Syllabification: mat·e·lote

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