[ tuh-reen ]
/ təˈrin /


a casserole dish made of pottery.
a paté or similar dish of chopped meat, game, fish, or vegetables baked in such a dish and served cold.

Origin of terrine

From French, dating back to 1700–10; see origin at tureen
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British Dictionary definitions for terrine

/ (tɛˈriːn) /


an oval earthenware cooking dish with a tightly fitting lid used for pâtés, etc
the food cooked or served in such a dish, esp pâté
another word for tureen

Word Origin for terrine

C18: earlier form of tureen
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