noun Etymology: French, saucepan, from Middle French, diminutive of casse ladle, dripping pan, from Old Occitan cassa, perhaps ultimately from Greek kyathos ladle Date: 1708 1. a dish in which food may be baked and served 2. food cooked and served in a casserole 3. a deep round usually porcelain dish with a handle used for heating substances in the laboratory

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  • casserole — [ kasrɔl ] n. f. • 1583; de 1. casse 1 ♦ Ustensile de cuisine servant à la cuisson, de forme cylindrique, à manche. ⇒ braisière, sauteuse; caquelon, poêlon. Casserole en aluminium, en cuivre. Casserole émaillée. Queue d une casserole. Casserole… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • casserole — CASSEROLE. s. f. Espèce d ustensile de cuisine, dont on se sert à divers usages. Casserole de cuivre. Casserole de terre cuite …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • casserole — 1706, from Fr. casserole sauce pan (16c.), dim. of M.Fr. casse pan (14c.), from Prov. cassa melting pan, from M.L. cattia pan, vessel, possibly from Gk. kyathion, dim. of kyathos cup for the wine bowl. Originally the pan, since 1958 also the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • casserole — ► NOUN 1) a large dish with a lid, used for cooking food slowly in an oven. 2) a kind of stew cooked slowly in an oven. ► VERB ▪ cook slowly in a casserole. ORIGIN French, from Greek kuathion little cup …   English terms dictionary

  • Casserole — Cas se*role . [F. a saucepan, dim. from casse a basin.] 1. (Chem.) A small round dish with a handle, usually of porcelain. [1913 Webster] 2. (Cookery) A mold (in the shape of a hollow vessel or incasement) of boiled rice, mashed potato or paste,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Casserole — Casserole, s. Kasserolle …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • casserole — [n] dish consisting of a combination of cooked food covered dish, goulash, hash, meat pie, pot pie, pottage, stew, stroganoff; concept 457 …   New thesaurus

  • casserole — CASSEROLE. s. f. Espece d utensile de cuisine, qui sert à faire boüillir du poisson, ou autre sorte de mets …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • casserole — [kas′ə rōl΄] n. [Fr, dim. of casse, bowl, basin < Prov cassa, melting pan < VL cattia < Gr kyathion, dim. of kyathos, bowl, cup] 1. an earthenware or glass baking dish, usually with a cover, in which food can be cooked and then served 2 …   English World dictionary

  • Casserole — A casserole, from the French for saucepan, [ Online Etymology Dictionary , Entry: [ Casserole] , retrieved October 10, 2007, from [] ] is a large, deep… …   Wikipedia

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