[ sal-mee ]

  1. a ragout of partially cooked game, as pheasant or woodcock, stewed in wine and butter.

Origin of salmi

1750–60; <French, short for salmigondis salmagundi

Words Nearby salmi Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use salmi in a sentence

  • Simmer gently for a few minutes till the salmi is hot throughout, then serve directly.

    Dressed Game and Poultry la Mode | Harriet A. de Salis
  • If the salmi is made of partridges, use oranges instead of lemons for the juice and garnishing.

  • The "salmi of ptarmigan" appeared as a great wash of gravy in which portions of the much cut-up bird swam in vain for their lives.

    The Magnetic North | Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • The remains of partridges may be hashed or served in a plain salmi, precisely as directed for pheasants.

  • Really, that salmi yesterday,—couldn't have it better done at the "Rag" now.

    The Wolves and the Lamb | William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for salmi



/ (ˈsælmɪ) /

nounplural -mis (-mɪ)
  1. a ragout of game stewed in a rich brown sauce

Origin of salmi

C18: from French, shortened form of salmigondis salmagundi

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