Definition of casserole noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    casserole

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    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈkæsərəʊl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæsəroʊl//
     
    Savoury dishes
     
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  1. 1 [countable, uncountable] a hot dish made with meat, vegetables, etc. that are cooked slowly in liquid in an oven a chicken casserole Is there any casserole left? See related entries: Savoury dishes
  2. 2 [countable] (also casserole dish) a container with a lid used for cooking meat, etc. in liquid in an oven Place the chicken pieces in the bottom of a large casserole.
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from French, diminutive of casse ‘spoon-like container’, from Old Provençal casa, from late Latin cattia ‘ladle, pan’, from Greek kuathion, diminutive of kuathos ‘cup’.

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