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tagine Syllabification: ta·gine
Pronunciation: /təˈZHēn/

Definition of tagine in English:


A North African stew of spiced meat and vegetables prepared by slow cooking in a shallow earthenware cooking dish with a tall, conical lid.
Example sentences
  • You then share a Brasilian plate of two empenadas (baked turnovers, one beef and one sardine), red beans, salad and salsa, and the plat du jour, a lamb tajine, deliciously spiced.
  • The meat, which is much less tender, is ideal for the long slow cooking of a tagine.
  • This spice mix has its origins in Tunisia and is used in couscous, meat dishes and some tagines.


From Moroccan Arabic: ṭažin from Arabic ṭājin 'frying pan.'.

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