[kas-uh-ley; French ka-soo-le]


a white-bean stew of French origin, often containing pork, mutton, garlic sausage, and preserved goose or duck.

Origin of cassoulet

1925–30; < French < Provençal (Languedoc) diminutive of cassolo earthen pan, dish; see cassolette Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • The cassoulet of Toulouse was so good that we tried to order it in other towns.

    Europe from a Motor Car

    Russell Richardson

British Dictionary definitions for cassoulet



a stew originating from France, made from haricot beans and goose, duck, pork, etc

Word Origin for cassoulet

French, related to casse saucepan, bowl
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