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moussaka

or mus·sa·ka

[ 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
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British Dictionary definitions for moussaka

moussaka

mousaka

/ (mʊˈsɑːkə) /

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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