Definition of macédoine in English:

macédoine

Syllabification: mac·é·doine
Pronunciation: /ˌmäsəˈdwän
 
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noun

  • 1A mixture of vegetables or fruit cut into small pieces and served as a salad.
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    • A macédoine is usually served cold but may be flambéed at room temperature with extra liquor.
    • Almost any cold cooked vegetables on hand may be used for a macédoine salad, and if care is taken in arrangement, they make a very attractive dish.
    • Another worthy choice was the brace of quail: two whole birds, deboned and stuffed with a macédoine of corn, rice, onion and ground Tasso ham.
  • 2A medley or jumble: a macédoine of disjointed detail
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    • Whether her plats du jour were serious, light or a macédoine of flavourings, she approached them all with equal dedication, scholarship, insight and erudition.
    • Lucette sings bagatelles about them and so is called ‘a macédoine of naïveté and cunning.’
    • Ethel 'delighted in a life which was made up of a macédoine of governors, artists and writers'.

Origin

French, literally 'Macedonia', with reference to the mixture of peoples in the Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great.

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