[ kas-uh-rohl ]
/ ˈkæs əˌroʊl /


a baking dish of glass, pottery, etc., usually with a cover.
any food, usually a mixture, cooked in such a dish.
a small dish with a handle, used in chemical laboratories.

verb (used with object), cas·se·roled, cas·se·rol·ing.

to bake or cook (food) in a casserole.

Origin of casserole

1700–10; < French: ladlelike pan, equivalent to casse small saucepan (< Old Provençal cassa large spoon, akin to Medieval Latin cattia crucible; of disputed orig.) + -role diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for casserole


/ (ˈkæsəˌrəʊl) /


a covered dish of earthenware, glass, etc, in which food is cooked and served
any food cooked and served in such a dishchicken casserole


to cook or be cooked in a casserole

Word Origin for casserole

C18: from French, from Old French casse ladle, pan for dripping, from Old Provençal cassa, from Late Latin cattia dipper, from Greek kuathion, diminutive of kuathos cup
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