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[sal-mee] /ˈsæl mi/
a ragout of partially cooked game, as pheasant or woodcock, stewed in wine and butter.
Also, salmis.
Origin of salmi
1750-60; < French, short for salmigondis salamagundi Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • This is very good to surround grilled chicken or turkey legs, or for a salmi of duck or hare.

  • The column moved on again at midnight and halted at daybreak at salmi.

    The River War Winston S. Churchill
  • Really, that salmi yesterday,—couldn't have it better done at the "Rag" now.

    The Wolves and the Lamb William Makepeace Thackeray
  • It was delicious; and I fancied I could recognize a salmi of partridge.

  • Helping himself without loss of time to the salmi, he ate away, like one whose appetite had suffered a sore trial from suspense.

    Arthur O'Leary Charles James Lever
  • He could not enjoy the salmi of caponhardly could he enjoy the Madeira.

    Rejected of Men Howard Pyle
  • If cooked game is used for the salmi, simmer for ten minutes only after the pieces are added to the sauce.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • salmi of partridge, with the littlest possible dash of garlic in the sauce.

    The Fallen Leaves Wilkie Collins
  • Porthos was enjoying a salmi de lièvre, and swallowed half of the back.

    The Vicomte de Bragelonne Alexandre Dumas
  • The salmi which followed it was good, and even the Feodora chef could not have sent up a better rum omelette.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
British Dictionary definitions for salmi


noun (pl) -mis (-mɪ)
a ragout of game stewed in a rich brown sauce
Word Origin
C18: from French, shortened form of salmigondissalmagundi
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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