chaudfroid

or chaud-froid

[ French shoh-frwah ]
/ French ʃoʊˈfrwɑ /

noun

a cooked dish of fowl or game, served cold with aspic, jelly, or a sauce.
the aspic glaze covering the cold food.

Nearby words

  1. chatterton, thomas,
  2. chatty,
  3. chaucer,
  4. chaucer, geoffrey,
  5. chaucerian,
  6. chauffer,
  7. chauffeur,
  8. chauffeuse,
  9. chaulmoogra,
  10. chaulmoogra oil

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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British Dictionary definitions for chaud-froid

chaudfroid

/ French (ʃofrwa) /

noun

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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