- 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.
Origin of moussaka
1930–35; < Modern Greek mousakâs < Turkish musakka
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- a dish originating in the Balkan States, consisting of meat, aubergines, and tomatoes, topped with cheese sauce
C20: from Modern Greek