Definition of terrine in English:


Line breaks: ter|rine
Pronunciation: /təˈriːn


  • 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: a salmon terrine [mass noun]: wedges of terrine
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    • 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.
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    • 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.


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

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