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or chaud-froid

[French shoh-frwah]
  1. a cooked dish of fowl or game, served cold with aspic, jelly, or a sauce.
  2. the aspic glaze covering the cold food.
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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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Historical Examples

  • They were a sort of chaud-froid, with a thick, white envelope, on which was a large W. in truffles.

    Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life

    Mary Alsop King Waddington

British Dictionary definitions for chaud-froid


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

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