Definition of rillettes in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈyet/

plural noun

Pâté made of minced pork or other light meat, seasoned and combined with fat.
Example sentences
  • The first thing out of the kitchen was a nice charcuterie platter decked with smoky pork rillettes and ribbons of fresh ham and prosciutto.
  • Recipes for using rabbit meat in cold dishes such as brawn or rillettes and galantines are also encountered.
  • To serve, place some salad in the center of a plate and place some of the foie gras rillettes in the center.


French, diminutive (plural) of Old French rille 'strip of pork'.

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Syllabification: ril·lettes

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