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[straw-guh-nawf, stroh-] /ˈstrɔ gəˌnɔf, ˈstroʊ-/
noun, Cookery.
a dish of meat sautéed with onion and cooked in a sauce of sour cream, seasonings, and, usually, mushrooms:
beef stroganoff.
Origin of stroganoff
named after P. Stroganov, 19th-century Russian count and diplomat Unabridged
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  • My nephew once came back from a neighbor's house all excited about the beef stroganoff he'd had for dinner.
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British Dictionary definitions for stroganoff


short for beef stroganoff
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Contemporary definitions for stroganoff

a dish of tender beef strips, mushrooms, and onions cooked in a sour-cream sauce and served with noodles or rice; also called stroganov , beef stroganoff , boeuf stroganoff

Word Origin

French, for Russian diplomat Paul Stroganov's 21st Century Lexicon
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Word Origin and History for stroganoff


name of a beef dish cooked in sauce containing sour cream, 1932, from French, from name of 19c. Russian diplomat Count Paul Stroganov.

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