cacciatore

[kah-chuh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
adjective Italian Cookery.
prepared with or containing tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and other seasonings: chicken cacciatore.
Also, cacciatora [kah-chuh-tawr-uh, -tohr-uh] .


Origin:
1940–45; short for Italian alla cacciatora in the manner of hunters; cacciatora, feminine derivative of cacciatore hunter, equivalent to cacci(a) caccia + -atore -ator

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cacciatore or cacciatora (ˌkɑːtʃəˈtɔːrɪ, ˌkætʃ-)
 
adj
(immediately postpositive) prepared with tomatoes, mushrooms, herbs, and other seasonings
 
[Italian, literally: hunter]
 
cacciatora or cacciatora
 
adj
 
[Italian, literally: hunter]

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cacciatore
by 1973, from It., lit. "hunter," from pp. of cacciare "to hunt, chase," from V.L. *captiare (see catch).
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Example sentences
He made chicken cacciatore, roasted potatoes, and broccoli rabe.
Sure, he'll model an attentive frown during cacciatore versus curry.
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