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

Origin of salmi

1750–60; < French, short for salmigondis salamagundi
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Historical Examples of salmi

  • The column moved on again at midnight and halted at daybreak at Salmi.

    The River War

    Winston S. Churchill

  • It was delicious; and I fancied I could recognize a salmi of partridge.

  • He could not enjoy the salmi of caponhardly could he enjoy the Madeira.

    Rejected of Men

    Howard Pyle

  • Salmi of partridge, with the littlest possible dash of garlic in the sauce.

    The Fallen Leaves

    Wilkie Collins

  • I was coming to the salmi in a minute, when I spoke about Rosa.

British Dictionary definitions for salmi



noun plural -mis (-mɪ)
  1. a ragout of game stewed in a rich brown sauce
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Word Origin for salmi

C18: from French, shortened form of salmigondis salmagundi
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