[ moo-sah-kuh, moo-sah-kah ]
/ muˈsɑ kə, ˌmu sɑˈkɑ /
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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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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