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  1. a baking dish of glass, pottery, etc., usually with a cover.
  2. any food, usually a mixture, cooked in such a dish.
  3. a small dish with a handle, used in chemical laboratories.
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verb (used with object), cas·se·roled, cas·se·rol·ing.
  1. to bake or cook (food) in a casserole.
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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
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Related Words for casserole

goulash, hash, stew, pottage, stroganoff

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British Dictionary definitions for casserole


  1. a covered dish of earthenware, glass, etc, in which food is cooked and served
  2. any food cooked and served in such a dishchicken casserole
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  1. to cook or be cooked in a casserole
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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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Word Origin and History for casserole


1706, "stew pan," from French casserole "sauce pan" (16c.), diminutive of Middle French casse "pan" (14c.), from Provençal cassa "melting pan," from Medieval Latin cattia "pan, vessel," possibly from Greek kyathion, diminutive of kyathos "cup for the wine bowl." Originally the pan, since c.1930 also of the dishes cooked in it, via cookery phrases such as en casserole, à la casserole.

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