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Definition of the noun fricassee

What does fricassee mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: fricassees

  1. pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings
    • lexical domain: Foods & Drinks - nouns denoting foods and drinks
    • more generic word: stew = food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
    • more specific terms:

Alternative definition of the noun fricassee


  1. meat or poultry cut into small pieces, stewed or fried and served in its own gravy.

Definition of the verb fricassee

What does fricassee mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fricasseed | fricasseeing | fricassees

  1. make a fricassee of by cooking
    • examples: fricassee meats | The chefs fricassee the vegetables
    • domain: cookery / cooking / preparation
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: cook = transform and make suitable for consumption by heating

Alternative definition of the verb fricassee


  1. [transitive] to cook meat or poultry in this manner


Fricassee or Fricassée /ˈfrɪkəsiː/ is a catch-all term used to describe a stewed dish typically made with poultry, but other types of white meat can be substituted. It is cut into pieces and then stewed in gravy, which is then thickened with butter and cream or milk. It often includes other ingredients and vegetables. Greek fricassée is often made with pork or lamb and usually contains either wild green herbs or lettuce, or both; the gravy is thickened with beaten eggs or avgolemono before serving, as in a variant of magiritsa.

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Google previewThe Culinarian: A Kitchen Desk Reference (2012)

by Barbara Ann Kipfer

The verb fricassee refers to preparing meat by this method. The end result of fricassee is a thick, chunky stew, often flavored with wine. FRIED DOUGH is a variety of fried bread made from a yeast dough and has sweet varieties with icing,  ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Comfort Food (2007)

by Leslie Bilderback

A fricassee is a stew, usually of chicken, veal, or rabbit. What shows up in the fricassee is a matter of preference, and in most cases it includes whatever is on hand. What distinguishes it is the meat, first browned in butter before stewing.

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Good Food from the Good Book (2008)

by Leslie Bilderback

A fricassee is a stew, usually of chicken, veal, or rabbit. What shows up in the fricassee is a matter of preference and, in most cases, includes whatever is on hand. What distinguishes it is that the meat is browned before being stewed. 1.

Google previewStarting with Ingredients (2006)

Quintessential Recipes for the Way We Really Cook by Aliza Green

Chicken fricassee is an old French dish originally consisting of a white meat stewed in stock and served in a white sauce that was adapted by the English by 1600. Somehow this dish became the utmost in elegance in the American Jewish  ...

Google previewPrevention Magazine's Nutrition Advisor (1994)

The Ultimate Guide to the Health-Boosting and Health-Harming Factors in Your Diet by Mark Bricklin, The Editors of Prevention Magazine

Caution: Fricassee is a fatty fowl feast with moderate cholesterol and high sodium ; more than half its calories come from fat. Gout sufferers may wisely choose to avoid it, since poultry is generally high in purines like uric acid. Allergy alert: ...

Google previewNursing World (1901)

A fricassee is a form of stewing when the meat is fried or browned in hot fat, either before or after stewing, and is usually served without vegetables. A pot -pie is a stew with the dough put on as a crust instead of in the form of dumplings.

Google previewThe Poems of Patrick Delany (2006)

Comprising Also Poems about Him by Jonathan Swift, Thomas Sheridan, and Other Friends and Enemies by Patrick Delany

A fricassee is a dish of stewed or fried pieces of meat served in a thick white sauce. In "A Digression in Praise of Digressions," (Section VII), A Tale of a Tub, Swift wrote of "the late refinements in knowledge, running parallel to those of diet in ...

Google previewFrommer's NYC Free and Dirt Cheap (2010)

by Ethan Wolff

Chicken fricassee is a top seller, served with rice and beans and just $7.75 for a plate. 136 W. 46th St., btw.

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1921)

A Comprehensive Reference Book by Charles Morris

Fricassee (fri-kas-se), a dish of food xi/oaocc ma(je by cutting chickens, rabbits, or other small animals into pieces, and dressing them with a strong ...

Google previewThe People's Dictionary and Every-day Encyclopedia (1883)

Comprising All the Information Needed Upon Any Subject in Daily Use : a Hand-book for Everybody for Each Day in the Year

A tri- FRiCAssEE.ft. Dish of stewed or fried  ...

Google previewThe Home Reference Library: Household encyclopedia (1900)

Veal Fricassee.—Take two lbs. of shank or neck of veal, remove bones, place them in a saucepan, season, add two cups cola water, and cook slowly. \Vhile cooking slice two onions, cut the meat into inch cubes, remove the fat, and dredge the ...

Google previewThe Pictorial Handy Lexicon (1880)

A Pronouncing Pocket Dictionary of the English Language

Fricassee, (frik-as-se'f n. dish of stewed or fried chickens; — v. t. to dress in fricassee. Friction, {frik'shun) n. arub- bing*, attrition. Friday, (fri'dfi) n. tho sixth day of the week. Friend, (frend) n. a person attached to another by affection; a Quaker .

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Etiquette ... (1922)

by Emily Holt

or Southern breakfast, for example, it is better to have a more conventional menu and then merely introduce typical dishes, such as hot corn pone, fricassee of chicken, buckwheat cakes, doughnuts or Boston baked beans, as a feature.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Sports Health and Physical Education (1994)

by S.R. Sharma

Medium D/fiiculty Fricassee. French. Chalif, Vol. 2. Ten Person's Po\ ka.

Google previewNew American Roget's College Thesaurus in Dictionary Form (Revised &Updated) (2002)

by Philip D. Morehead

fish and chips; stir- fry; headcheese, smegma, jerky, burrito, nacho; hash, stew, ragout, fricassee; chitlins, ...

Google previewThe Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary (1822)

Including a System of Modern Cookery, in All Its Various Branches, Adapted to the Use of Private Families : Also a Variety of Original and Valuable Information, Relative to Baking, Brewing, Carving ... and Every Other Subject Connected with Domestic Economy by Mary Eaton

vegetables, stewed or in sauce : French beans, peas, asparagus, cauliflower, fricassee, pipkled oysters, spinach, and artichoke bottoms : stewed celery, sea kale, fruit tarts, preserved.fruit tarts, pippins stewed, cheesecakes, various sorts : a ...

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Scrabble value of F4R1I1C3A1S1S1E1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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