moussaka

or mus·sa·ka

[moo-sah-kuh, moo-sah-kah]

noun Greek Cookery.

a baked dish consisting of layers of sautéed slices of eggplant and ground lamb usually flavored with tomatoes, onions, and cinnamon, and covered with a custard sauce sprinkled with grated cheese.

Nearby words

  1. mousetail,
  2. mousetrap,
  3. mousey,
  4. mousing,
  5. mousquetaire,
  6. mousse,
  7. mousseline,
  8. mousseline de laine,
  9. mousseline de soie,
  10. mousseline sauce

Origin of moussaka

1930–35; < Modern Greek mousakâs < Turkish musakka

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British Dictionary definitions for moussaka

moussaka

mousaka

noun

a dish originating in the Balkan States, consisting of meat, aubergines, and tomatoes, topped with cheese sauce

Word Origin for moussaka

C20: from Modern Greek

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