[mat-l-oht; French matuh-loht]
- a highly seasoned fish stew made with white or red wine.
Origin of matelote
1720–30; < French, derivative of matelot matelot
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Examples from the Web for matelote
Suppose we should stop and eat a matelote when we come back?
He besought Love to give it life, and this produced Matelote.Les Misrables
The best place to get a matelote is ordinarily the house of some fisherman who sells wine.
Let us go; you have eaten enough; if you eat any more, you wont do honor to the matelote.
I swallowed several pieces of eel—the matelote was good, I must admit that—but he didnt come.
- fish served with a sauce of wine, onions, seasonings, and fish stock
C18: from French, feminine of matelot sailor
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