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ballotine Line breaks: bal|lo¦tine
Pronunciation: /ˈbalətiːn/

Definition of ballotine in English:


A piece of roasted meat which has first been boned, stuffed, and folded or rolled into an egg-like shape.
Example sentences
  • Transfer to a cutting board and, using a sharp knife, trim the edges and cut the ballotine into six pieces.
  • There was also a ballotine of foie gras, which looked huge, a roasted scallop dish, and an intriguing-sounding lobster cannelloni with crispy duck and mango.
  • Terrines, galantines, and ballotines are perhaps the most familiar examples of the barding technique in the classical kitchen.


Mid 19th century: French, ultimately from balle 'a package of goods'.

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