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galantine

[gal-uh n-teen, gal-uh n-teen]
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noun
  1. a dish of boned poultry, wrapped in its skin and poached in gelatin stock, pressed, and served cold with aspic or its own jelly.
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Also galatine.

Origin of galantine

1350–1400; Middle English < Old French galentine, gala(n)tine jellied fish or other meat, perhaps ultimately < Dalmatian galatina; see gelatin
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Examples from the Web for galantine

Historical Examples

  • But the butter dealer was getting exacting, and asked for two slices of galantine.

    The Fat and the Thin

    Emile Zola

  • Breast of veal boned may be used instead of a fowl to make a galantine.

    The Skilful Cook

    Mary Harrison

  • Braise the galantine for an hour in stock made from the bones of the fish.

  • Then braise slowly for four to five hours, as directed for galantine of veal.

    Choice Cookery

    Catherine Owen

  • Take it up, strain the liquor, and let the galantine get nearly cold.

    Choice Cookery

    Catherine Owen


British Dictionary definitions for galantine

galantine

noun
  1. a cold dish of meat or poultry, which is boned, cooked, stuffed, then pressed into a neat shape and glazed
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French, from Medieval Latin galatina, probably from Latin gelātus frozen, set; see gelatine
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