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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.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for fricassee

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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, CMB

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 previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

FRICASSEE,. n. frik'da-sé'. [F. frzbassée—from. frieasser,. to fry, to stew meat cut into small pieces-~from L. frigo...

Google previewThe Licensed Traders' Dictionary of Words and Terms Used in Connection with Their Calling and in the Controversies Relating to It: Being a Technical Thesaurus ... (1903)


Google previewA Concise Etymological Dictionary of the English Language (1885)

by Walter William Skeat

Fricassee, a ...

Google previewThe cooks and confectioners dictionary; or, The accomplish'd housewifes companion ... (1723)

by John Nott

Œo fricassee Cljicfeeng tottlj Chamnaien tOTlne.

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

Same as fricassee. Common sense and truth will not down with them unless they be hashed ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition (2012)

by Carla Emery

” LAMB FRICASSEE OR STEW “Fora fricassee orstew, cut neck bones andmeat fromthe shoulder in smallpieces. Dust them with flour flavored ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: Dictionary (1906)

fricace2t, »• [See fricassee.] Meat sliced and dressed with strong sauce. fricandeau (frik-an-dd'), n. ; pi.

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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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