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fricassee

[ frik-uh-see ]
/ 藢fr瑟k 蓹藞si /
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noun
meat, especially chicken or veal, browned lightly, stewed, and served in a sauce made with its own stock.
verb (used with object), fric路as路seed, fric路as路see路ing.
to prepare as a fricassee.
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Origin of fricassee

1560鈥70; <Middle French, noun use of feminine past participle of fricasser to cook chopped food in its own juice, probably equivalent to fri(re) to fry1 + casser to break, crack (<Latin quass膩re to shake, damage, batter); compare, however, dial. fric芒ssi茅, perhaps with a reflex of Vulgar Latin *co膩cti膩re, verbal derivative of Latin co膩ctus compressed, condensed, past participle of c艒gere;see cogent

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British Dictionary definitions for fricassee

fricassee
/ (藢fr瑟k蓹藞si藧, 藞fr瑟k蓹s瑟, 藞fr瑟k蓹藢se瑟) /

noun
stewed meat, esp chicken or veal, and vegetables, served in a thick white sauce
verb -sees, -seeing or -seed
(tr) to prepare (meat) as a fricassee

Word Origin for fricassee

C16: from Old French, from fricasser to fricassee; probably related to frire to fry 1
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