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



BrE BrE//ˌmærɪˈneɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmærɪˈneɪd//
[countable, uncountable]
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a mixture of oil, wine, spices, etc., in which meat or fish is left before it is cooked in order to make it softer or to give it a particular flavour Word Originlate 17th cent. (as a verb): from French, from Spanish marinada, via marinar ‘pickle in brine’ from marino, from Latin marinus, from mare ‘sea’.
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