Definition of terrine in English:

terrine

Syllabification: ter·rine
Pronunciation: /təˈrēn
 
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noun

1A meat, fish, or vegetable mixture that has been cooked or otherwise prepared in advance and allowed to cool or set in its container, typically served in slices.
More example sentences
  • To serve, place a slice of the terrine and some salad in the center of a plate.
  • So here is a nice little restaurant in Queen's Park with a new chef where I've recently had lovely saltimbocca, salad niçoise, fish terrine, roast brill, courgette fritters, that sort of thing.
  • For the vegetable terrine, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
1.1A container used for a terrine, typically of an oblong shape and made of earthenware.
More example sentences
  • Season carefully with salt and black pepper and pack the mixture into a terrine or china dish and leave overnight.
  • Pour a first layer of cheese mixture in the terrine, even it out with a spatula.
  • Transfer the mixture to the bacon-lined terrine and cover tightly with aluminium foil.

Origin

early 18th century (denoting a tureen): from French, literally 'large earthenware pot', from terrin 'earthen'. Compare with tureen.

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