[ri-sohl, ris-ohl; French ree-sawl]

noun, plural ris·soles [ri-sohlz, ris-ohlz; French ree-sawl] /rɪˈsoʊlz, ˈrɪs oʊlz; French riˈsɔl/.

a small pastry, often in turnover form, filled with a mixture containing meat or fish and usually fried in deep fat.

Nearby words

  1. risorius muscle,
  2. risotto,
  3. risque,
  4. risqué,
  5. riss,
  6. rissolé,
  7. ristra,
  8. risus caninus,
  9. risus sardonicus,
  10. rit.

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]


(of foods) browned in deep fat.

Origin of rissolé

< French, past participle of rissoler to brown, derivative of rissole rissole

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British Dictionary definitions for rissole



a mixture of minced cooked meat coated in egg and breadcrumbs and friedCompare croquette

Word Origin for rissole

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

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