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[ri-sohl, ris-ohl; French ree-sawl]
noun, plural ris·soles [ri-sohlz, ris-ohlz; French ree-sawl] /rɪˈsoʊlz, ˈrɪs oʊlz; French riˈsɔl/.
  1. a small pastry, often in turnover form, filled with a mixture containing meat or fish and usually fried in deep fat.
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Origin of rissole

1700–10; < French; Middle French roissole, rousole, perhaps < Vulgar Latin *russeola (feminine adj.) reddish


[ris-uh-lee, ris-uh-ley; French ree-saw-ley]
  1. (of foods) browned in deep fat.
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Origin of rissolé

< French, past participle of rissoler to brown, derivative of rissole rissole
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Examples from the Web for rissole

Historical Examples of rissole

  • They were fond of pounding meats of different kinds, such as pork and poultry, and mixing them in a kind of rissole.


    Walter Besant

  • Rations having failed to arrive, each man was given a rissole and a packet of chewing-gum.

  • With the aid of my Cookery Course notes I can differentiate between no fewer than thirty-four different types of rissole.

  • Remove to hot-platter, garnish with rissole potatoes, and pass mint jelly with them.

    The Story of Crisco

    Marion Harris Neil

  • Rissole:—Rich mince of meat or fish rolled in thin pastry and fried.

British Dictionary definitions for rissole


  1. a mixture of minced cooked meat coated in egg and breadcrumbs and friedCompare croquette
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Word Origin for rissole

C18: from French, probably ultimately from Latin russus red; see russet
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