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[kah-chuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌkɑ tʃəˈtɔr i, -ˈtoʊr i/
adjective, Italian Cookery.
prepared with or containing tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and other seasonings:
chicken cacciatore.
Also, cacciatora
[kah-chuh-tawr-uh, -tohr-uh] /ˌkɑ tʃəˈtɔr ə, -ˈtoʊr ə/ (Show IPA)
Origin of cacciatore
1940-45; short for Italian alla cacciatora in the manner of hunters; cacciatora, feminine derivative of cacciatore hunter, equivalent to cacci(a) caccia + -atore -ator Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • This is the old cacciatore seismometer which has been long employed in Italy.

  • About ten o'clock appear Il cacciatore's two dogs, mother and son.

    Vagaries Axel Munthe
British Dictionary definitions for cacciatore


/ˌkɑːtʃəˈtɔːrɪ; ˌkætʃ-/
(immediately postpositive) prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and other seasonings
Word Origin
Italian, literally: hunter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for cacciatore

by 1973, from Italian, literally "hunter," from past participle of cacciare "to hunt, chase" (see chase (v.)).

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