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moussaka

[moo-sah-kuh, moo-sah-kah] /muˈsɑ kə, ˌmu sɑˈkɑ/
noun, Greek Cookery.
1.
a baked dish consisting of layers of sautéed slices of eggplant and ground lamb usually flavored with tomatoes, onions, and cinnamon, and covered with a custard sauce sprinkled with grated cheese.
Also, mussaka.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Modern Greek mousakâs < Turkish musakka
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British Dictionary definitions for moussaka

moussaka

/mʊˈsɑːkə/
noun
1.
a dish originating in the Balkan States, consisting of meat, aubergines, and tomatoes, topped with cheese sauce
Word Origin
C20: from Modern Greek
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Encyclopedia Article for moussaka

dish of baked lamb and eggplant prepared throughout the Balkans and Middle East, but most closely associated with Greece and Turkey.

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