Definition of cocotte in English:


Syllabification: co·cotte
Pronunciation: /kôˈkôt, kəˈkät


  • 1 (usually en cocotte) A covered, heatproof dish or casserole in which food can be both cooked and served; a Dutch oven.
    [ early 20th century: from French cocasse, from Latin cucuma 'cooking container']
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    • Very soon he will put versions of Escoffier-era classics like sole Veronique and lamb en cocotte on the à la carte menu.
    • The eggs en cocotte that he served for dinner were very heavily garnished with truffles and buried in cream, with a mantle of cheese.
    • You shouldn't come here merely to revel in birthdays and anniversaries but to focus on and swoon over dishes like sweetbreads en cocotte with ginger and licorice.
  • 2 dated A fashionable prostitute.
    [ mid 19th century: French, from a child's name for a hen]
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    • All of her female characters are brilliantly realised: worldly wife, sophisticated cocotte, ingenue, free spirit, prude.
    • Coquette and cocotte were equally part of the era's imaginary representations of women.

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