[nee-swahz; French nee-swaz]
in the style of Nice, France.
garnished or prepared with tomatoes, and often anchovies, black olives, capers, etc.: salade niçoise.

ellipsis of French à la niçoise (niçoise, feminine of niçois, equivalent to Nice Nice + -ois, Old French -eis < Latin -ēnsis -ensis) Unabridged
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Main Entry:  Niçoise
Part of Speech:  adj, n
Definition:  garnished with anchovies, capers, olives, and tomatoes; pertaining to a dish garnished with these, as salade Niçoise
Etymology:  from having been created in Nice, France
Usage:  cooking
Main Entry:  niçoise
Part of Speech:  adv
Definition:  See à la niçoise's 21st Century Lexicon
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Lighter options include smoked salmon and salad nicoise.
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