[noun mar-uh-neyd; verb mar-uh-neyd]
- a seasoned liquid, usually of vinegar or wine with oil, herbs, spices, etc., in which meat, fish, vegetables, etc., are steeped before cooking.
- meat, fish, vegetables, etc., steeped in it.
- to marinate.
Origin of marinade
1675–85; < French < Provençal marinado, noun use of feminine past participle of mariná to cure meat or fish in brine, verbal derivative of marin marine
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- a spiced liquid mixture of oil, wine, vinegar, herbs, etc, in which meat or fish is soaked before cooking
- meat or fish soaked in this liquid
- a variant of marinate
C17: from French, from Spanish marinada, from marinar to pickle in brine, marinate
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Word Origin and History for marinading
1704, from French marinade "spiced vinegar or brine for pickling," from mariner "to pickle" (see marinate). As a verb from 1680s. Related: Marinaded; marinading.
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