Definition of tagine in English:

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tagine

Pronunciation: /təˈʒiːn/
Pronunciation: /təˈdʒiːn/
(also tajine)

noun

1A 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.
1.1The dish used for cooking tagines.
Example sentences
  • For instance, northern African nomads, in the past and still today, would often use a clay tagine, a cooking pot with a conical lid enclosure acting like an oven, used for making meat stews.
  • I brought back a giant tagine from Morocco and I'd fill it with chicken and vegetables with a bit of olive oil and lemon.
  • There were always lots of us at mealtimes, and a tajine or two was always simmering on the fire.

Origin

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

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Line breaks: ta¦gine

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