entr'ee

Entr\'ee

En`tr['e]e"\, n. [F. See Entry.]

1. A coming in, or entrance; hence, freedom of access; permission or right to enter; as, to have the entr['e]e of a house.

2. (Cookery) In French usage, a dish served at the beginning of dinner to give zest to the appetite; in English usage, a side dish, served with a joint, or between the courses, as a cutlet, scalloped oysters, etc.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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