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[sal-mee; French sal-mee]
noun, plural sal·mis [sal-mee; French sal-mee] /ˈsæl mi; French salˈmi/.
  1. salmi.
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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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Examples from the Web for salmis

Historical Examples of salmis

  • Very often a duck is baked, especially to make a salmis with it.

    Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks

    Pierre Blot

  • This morning I had a salmis of rats—it was excellent—something between frog and rabbit.

  • Who, indeed, in these degenerate days would hesitate between an ode and an omelette, a sonnet and a salmis?

  • We drove a couple of miles past reedy lagoons to Salmis, the port, and there got on board a coaster, which was waiting.

  • Salmis of partridge; sauce aux champignons, said George, licking his lips, and looking wistfully after the birds.

British Dictionary definitions for salmis



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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