[ moo-sah-kuh, moo-sah-kah ]
/ muˈsɑ kə, ˌmu sɑˈkɑ /
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noun Greek Cooking.
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.
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Origin of moussaka
1930–35; <Modern Greek mousakâs<Turkish musakka
Words nearby moussaka
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Example sentences from the Web for moussaka
Less showy but equally delightful is the moussaka “cigar,” which slips warm-spiced ground lamb and smoked eggplant into a wand of flaky phyllo.If you think fine dining is on pause, Imperfecto would beg to differ|Tom Sietsema|May 7, 2021|Washington Post
British Dictionary definitions for moussaka
/ (mʊˈsɑːkə) /
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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