cacciatore

[ kah-chuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ˌkɑ tʃəˈtɔr i, -ˈtoʊr i /

adjective Italian Cooking.

prepared with or containing tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and other seasonings: chicken cacciatore.

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Also cac·cia·to·ra [kah-chuh-tawr-uh, -tohr-uh]. /ˌkɑ tʃəˈtɔr ə, -ˈtoʊr ə/.

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

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British Dictionary definitions for cacciatore

cacciatore

cacciatora

/ (ˌkɑːtʃəˈtɔːrɪ, ˌkætʃ-) /

adjective

(immediately postpositive) prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and other seasonings

Word Origin for cacciatore

Italian, literally: hunter
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