moussaka

moussaka

[moo-sah-kuh, moo-sah-kah]
noun Greek Cookery.
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:
1930–35; < Modern Greek mousakâs < Turkish musakka

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moussaka or mousaka (mʊˈsɑːkə)
 
n
a dish originating in the Balkan States, consisting of meat, aubergines, and tomatoes, topped with cheese sauce
 
[C20: from Modern Greek]
 
mousaka or mousaka
 
n
 
[C20: from Modern Greek]

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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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