Definition of macédoine in English:


Syllabification: mac·é·doine
Pronunciation: /ˌmäsəˈdwän


  • 1A mixture of vegetables or fruit cut into small pieces and served as a salad.
    More example sentences
    • 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
    More example sentences
    • 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'.


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

More definitions of macédoine

Definition of macédoine in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day tortie
Pronunciation: ˈtôrtē
a tortoiseshell cat