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[frik-uh n-doh, frik-uh n-doh] /ˈfrɪk ənˌdoʊ, ˌfrɪk ənˈdoʊ/
noun, plural fricandeaus, fricandeaux
[frik-uh n-dohz, frik-uh n-dohz] /ˈfrɪk ənˌdoʊz, ˌfrɪk ənˈdoʊz/ (Show IPA)
a loin of veal, larded and braised, or roasted.
Origin of fricandeau
1700-10; < French, Middle French, equivalent to fric(asser) to fricassee (with -asser taken as a suffix) + -ande noun suffix (see viand) + -eau diminutive suffix (≪ Latin -ellus; see -elle) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • These strips of omelet, resembling noodles, form a tasty and attractive dressing for a fricandeau (veal stew) or a similar dish.

    The Italian Cook Book Maria Gentile
  • If a piece of udder can be procured, stew it with the fricandeau, and serve it in the same dish.

  • The garçon had taken away the fricandeau, and served us with poulet roti.

  • If served with fricandeau, veal sauté, or filet of beef, add the juices of the meat to the sauce.

    The Cauliflower A. A. Crozier
  • They may also be larded like the fricandeau, and served in the same way, and with the like sauces, only less time in cooking.

  • The sea-beet and the Crambe maritima served for ordinary greens, and sorrel was always at hand for a fricandeau a l'oseille.

    Gairloch In North-West Ross-Shire John H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot
  • Would a well-baked omelette and a bit of fricandeau suit the gentlemen?

    The Bronze Eagle Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  • "There's fricandeau of veal, calf's-head collops, tripe à—" here she stopped short, confused at the shocking word.

    Bluebell Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • "Try a little of that fricandeau," says Mrs. Snorter, with a kind smile.

    The Fitz-Boodle Papers William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Bring me some of this fricandeau with chiccory, waiter, and a pint of Beaune; fried potatoes too.

    A Day's Ride Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for fricandeau


noun (pl) -deaus, -deaux, -does (-ˌdəʊz)
a larded and braised veal fillet
Word Origin
C18: from Old French, probably based on fricassee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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