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niçoise

[nee-swahz; French nee-swaz] /niˈswɑz; French niˈswaz/
adjective
1.
in the style of Nice, France.
2.
garnished or prepared with tomatoes, and often anchovies, black olives, capers, etc.:
salade niçoise.
noun
Origin
ellipsis of French à la niçoise (niçoise, feminine of niçois, equivalent to Nice Nice + -ois, Old French -eis < Latin -ēnsis -ensis)
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Examples for niçoise
  • Lighter options include smoked salmon and salad nicoise.
Contemporary definitions for niçoise
adjective, noun

garnished with anchovies, capers, olives, and tomatoes; pertaining to a dish garnished with these, as salade Niçoise

Word Origin

from having been created in Nice, France

Usage Note

cooking

adverb

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