Definition of galantine in English:


Line breaks: gal¦an|tine
Pronunciation: /ˈgal(ə)ntiːn


[mass noun]
  • A dish of white meat or fish boned, cooked, pressed, and served cold in aspic: turkey galantine [count noun]: the galantines had to be garnished
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    • Further back still, before developing into the name of a sauce, galantine had meant simply the jellied juices of fish or meat.
    • Burgers are easy to make, galantine of chicken rather less so.
    • Terrines, galantines, and ballotines are perhaps the most familiar examples of the barding technique in the classical kitchen.


Middle English (in the sense 'sauce for fish'): from Old French, alteration of galatine, from medieval Latin galatina; the current sense dates from the early 18th century.

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