[mat-l-oht; French matuh-loht]


a highly seasoned fish stew made with white or red wine.

Origin of matelote

1720–30; < French, derivative of matelot matelot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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fish served with a sauce of wine, onions, seasonings, and fish stock

Word Origin for matelote

C18: from French, feminine of matelot sailor
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