Definition of ragout in English:

ragout

Syllabification: ra·gout
Pronunciation: /raˈgo͞o
 
/

noun

  • A highly seasoned dish of meat cut into small pieces and stewed with vegetables.
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    • What's guaranteed to fend off foul weather with true zeal, however, is a mere side dish - a glistening ragout of beluga lentils and onion confit, more tranquilizing than brandy.
    • The life blood of Petre's rustic cooking is honest soups, seasonal ragouts and stews and handmade pastry, passed down matrilineally through the generations.
    • There is a 17 th-century French recipe for wild duck cooked in a ragout flavoured with mushrooms, truffles and chocolate.

Origin

from French ragoût, from ragoûter 'revive the taste of'.

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