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Topic: COOKING

Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'cooking pan', from casse 'big spoon, pan', from Greek kyathos 'big spoon'

casserole

1 noun
     
cas‧se‧role1 [countable]
1DFC food that is cooked slowly in liquid in a covered dish in the oven:
chicken casserole
2DFU a deep covered dish used for cooking food in an oven
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