Definition of tureen in English:

tureen

Line breaks: tur¦een
Pronunciation: /tjʊˈriːn
 
, tə-/

noun

A deep covered dish from which soup is served.
More example sentences
  • Spoon some shellfish meat and vegetables into six small soup tureens and cover with some of the bisque.
  • Maybe we should come back for the Sunday lunch of two meats served with a tureen of fresh seasonable vegetables, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding for just £4.95.
  • All our dishes came with tureens of fresh red cabbage, new potatoes, sauté potatoes, carrots and broccoli.

Origin

mid 18th century: alteration of earlier terrine, from French terrine (see terrine), feminine of Old French terrin 'earthen', based on Latin terra 'earth'.

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