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



BrE BrE//ˈrɪsəʊl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈrɪsoʊl//
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a small flat mass or ball of chopped meat that is fried. It is sometimes covered with breadcrumbs or, in the US, with pastry before it is cooked. See related entries: Meat Word Origin early 18th cent.: from French, from Old French dialect ruissole, from a feminine form of late Latin russeolus ‘reddish’, from Latin russus ‘red’.