or mus·sa·ka

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

nounGreek Cooking.
  1. 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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British Dictionary definitions for moussaka



/ (mʊˈsɑːkə) /

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

Origin of moussaka

C20: from Modern Greek

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