Definition of ballotine in English:

ballotine

Line breaks: bal|lo¦tine
Pronunciation: /ˈbalətiːn
 
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noun

  • A piece of roasted meat which has first been boned, stuffed, and folded or rolled into an egg-like shape.
    More example sentences
    • Transfer to a cutting board and, using a sharp knife, trim the edges and cut the ballotine into six pieces.
    • There was also a ballotine of foie gras, which looked huge, a roasted scallop dish, and an intriguing-sounding lobster cannelloni with crispy duck and mango.
    • Terrines, galantines, and ballotines are perhaps the most familiar examples of the barding technique in the classical kitchen.

Origin

mid 19th century: French, ultimately from balle 'a package of goods'.

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