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[broh-shet; French braw-shet] /broʊˈʃɛt; French brɔˈʃɛt/
noun, plural brochettes
[broh-shets; French braw-shet] /broʊˈʃɛts; French brɔˈʃɛt/ (Show IPA)
a skewer, for use in cookery.
en brochette
[en,, on;; French ahn] /ɛn,, ɒn;; French ɑ̃/ (Show IPA)
on a small spit or skewer:
lamb cubes en brochette.
Origin of brochette
1705-10; < French; Old French brochete. See broach, -ette Unabridged
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Examples from the web for brochette
  • Main-dish specialties include brochette of angler and prawns and rabbit with herbs.
  • The snails in puff pastry are a pure delight, as is a brochette of crayfish tails with spicy sauce.
British Dictionary definitions for brochette


/brɒˈʃɛt; French brɔʃɛt/
a skewer or small spit, used for holding pieces of meat, etc, while roasting or grilling
Word Origin
C19: from Old French brochete small pointed tool; see broach1
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