- a casserole dish made of pottery.
- a paté or similar dish of chopped meat, game, fish, or vegetables baked in such a dish and served cold.
- a tureen.
Origin of terrine
From French, dating back to 1700–10; see origin at tureen
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Examples from the Web for terrine
On the other hand, the pie in a terrine is much less trouble to make.Choice Cookery
We put a terrine full of water on the ground, and looked into the water to see them.Two Years in the French West Indies
Spread some terrine de foie gras on four pieces of toast, lay a poached egg on top of each piece, and cover with sauce Prigord.
Put a slice of terrine de foie gras on top, garnish with peas au beurre and Julienne potatoes.
Having made the soup, she conveyed it in its terrine to a small secretaire in the dining-room.She Stands Accused
- an oval earthenware cooking dish with a tightly fitting lid used for pâtés, etc
- the food cooked or served in such a dish, esp pâté
- another word for tureen
C18: earlier form of tureen
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Word Origin and History for terrine
1706, obsolete original form of tureen.
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