mussaka

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

noun Greek Cookery.

QUIZZES

PRACTICE SOME ESCAPISM WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We salute you if you remember all the doovers from Word of the Day between May 25 and May 31!
Question 1 of 7
salute

Definition for mussaka (2 of 2)

moussaka

or mus·sa·ka

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

noun Greek Cookery.

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for mussaka

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012