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casserole

[kas-uh-rohl] /ˈkæs əˌroʊl/
noun
1.
a baking dish of glass, pottery, etc., usually with a cover.
2.
any food, usually a mixture, cooked in such a dish.
3.
a small dish with a handle, used in chemical laboratories.
verb (used with object), casseroled, casseroling.
4.
to bake or cook (food) in a casserole.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French: ladlelike pan, equivalent to casse small saucepan (< Old Provençal cassa large spoon, akin to Medieval Latin cattia crucible; of disputed orig.) + -role diminutive suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for casserole

casserole

/ˈkæsəˌrəʊl/
noun
1.
a covered dish of earthenware, glass, etc, in which food is cooked and served
2.
any food cooked and served in such a dish chicken casserole
verb
3.
to cook or be cooked in a casserole
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Old French casse ladle, pan for dripping, from Old Provençal cassa, from Late Latin cattia dipper, from Greek kuathion, diminutive of kuathos cup
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Word Origin and History for casserole
casserole
1706, from Fr. casserole "sauce pan," dim. of M.Fr. casse "pan," from Prov. cassa "melting pan," from M.L. cattia, possibly from Gk. kyathion, dim. of kyathos "bowl, cup." Originally the pan, since 1958 also the dishes cooked in it.
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