chaudfroid

or chaud-froid

[French shoh-frwah]

Origin of chaudfroid

1890–95; < French: literally, hot-cold, equivalent to chaud (< Latin cal(i)dus; see caldarium) + froid < Latin frīgidus frigid
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chaudfroid

noun
  1. a sweet or savoury jellied sauce used to coat cold meat, chicken, etc

Word Origin for chaudfroid

literally: hot-cold (because prepared as hot dish, but served cold)
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