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braise

[breyz] /breɪz/
verb (used with object), braised, braising.
1.
to cook (meat, fish, or vegetables) by sautéeing in fat and then simmering slowly in very little liquid.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < French braiser, derivative of braise live coals < Germanic; akin to Swedish brasa pyre, fire, whence brasa to roast, cognate with Danish brase
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Examples from the web for braise
  • Add remaining ingredients and braise, seasoning to taste.
  • The tougher cuts of meat are the ones that work best in the long slow braise that the crockpot provides.
  • To me the key to good meat is the way you roast it or braise it.
British Dictionary definitions for braise

braise

/breɪz/
verb
1.
to cook (meat, vegetables, etc) by lightly browning in fat and then cooking slowly in a closed pan with a small amount of liquid
Word Origin
C18: from French braiser, from Old French brese live coals, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old English brædan, Old High German brātan to roast
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Word Origin and History for braise
v.

1797, from French braiser "to stew" (17c.), from braise "live coals," from Old French brese "embers" (12c.), ultimately from West Germanic *brasa (as is Italian bragia, Spanish brasa), from PIE *bhre- "burn, heat" (see brawn). Related: Braised; braising.

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