or fric·an·do

[ frik-uhn-doh, frik-uhn-doh ]

noun,plural fric·an·deaus, fric·an·deaux [frik-uhn-dohz, frik-uhn-dohz]. /ˈfrɪk ənˌdoʊz, ˌfrɪk ənˈdoʊz/.
  1. a loin of veal, larded and braised, or roasted.

Origin of fricandeau

1700–10; <French, Middle French, equivalent to fric(asser) to fricassee (with -asser taken as a suffix) + -ande noun suffix (see viand) + -eau diminutive suffix (≪ Latin -ellus;see -elle)

Words Nearby fricandeau Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use fricandeau in a sentence

  • "There's fricandeau of veal, calf's-head collops, tripe à—" here she stopped short, confused at the shocking word.

    Bluebell | Mrs. George Croft Huddleston
  • I tell you I'm nothing but a huge fricandeau; you may cut me in slices, and take me out piecemeal.'

  • The garçon had taken away the fricandeau, and served us with poulet roti.

  • Bring me some of this fricandeau with chiccory, waiter, and a pint of Beaune; fried potatoes too.

    A Day's Ride | Charles James Lever
  • This treacherous feast began with a sirloin of beef, a fricandeau of veal, and a stewed carp with stuffing.

    The Art of Entertaining | M. E. W. Sherwood

British Dictionary definitions for fricandeau



/ (ˈfrɪkənˌdəʊ) /

nounplural -deaus, -deaux or -does (-ˌdəʊz)
  1. a larded and braised veal fillet

Origin of fricandeau

C18: from Old French, probably based on fricassee

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