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



BrE BrE//teˈriːn//
; NAmE NAmE//teˈriːn//
[uncountable, countable] Meat
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a soft mixture of finely chopped meat, fish, etc. pressed into a container and served cold, especially in slices as the first course of a meal See related entries: Meat Word Originearly 18th cent. (denoting a tureen): from French, literally ‘large earthenware pot’, from terrin ‘earthen’. Compare with tureen.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: terrine