Definition of cocotte in English:

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Pronunciation: /kôˈkôt/ Pronunciation: /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'
Example sentences
  • 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
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with cocotte

allot, begot, Bernadotte, blot, bot, capot, clot, cot, culotte, dot, forgot, garrotte (US garrote), gavotte, got, grot, hot, jot, knot, lot, Mayotte, motte, not, Ott, outshot, plot, pot, rot, sans-culotte, Scot, Scott, shallot, shot, slot, snot, sot, spot, squat, stot, swat, swot, tot, trot, undershot, Wat, Watt, what, wot, yacht

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Syllabification: co·cotte

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