Definition of tureen in English:
- Spoon some shellfish meat and vegetables into six small soup tureens and cover with some of the bisque.
- Maybe we should come back for the Sunday lunch of two meats served with a tureen of fresh seasonable vegetables, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding for just £4.95.
- All our dishes came with tureens of fresh red cabbage, new potatoes, sauté potatoes, carrots and broccoli.
The original form of tureen was terrine, from a French word for a large earthenware pot that goes back to Latin terra ‘earth’, source of terrace, territory, and many other words. From its arrival in the early 18th century terrine referred both to a pot and its contents, but not long after its arrival the ‘cooking pot’ sense began to be spelled tureen, perhaps influenced by the city of Turin in north-western Italy.
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