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tureen

[too-reen, tyoo-] /tʊˈrin, tyʊ-/
noun
1.
a large, deep, covered dish for serving soup, stew, or other foods.
Origin of tureen
1700-1710
1700-10; earlier terrene < French terrine earthenware dish, Middle French, feminine of terrin of the earth, earthen < Vulgar Latin *terrīnus, equivalent to Latin terr(a) earth + -īnus -ine1
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  • And the table will look more festive if the braised duck and rice is served in a duck tureen.
  • The meal begins with soup in a large tureen meant for four to six others.
  • The archetypical dish is a communal soup ladled from a shiny aluminum tureen.
British Dictionary definitions for tureen

tureen

/təˈriːn/
noun
1.
a large deep usually rounded dish with a cover, used for serving soups, stews, etc
Word Origin
C18: from French terrine earthenware vessel, from terrin made of earthenware, from Vulgar Latin terrīnus (unattested) earthen, from Latin terra earth
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Word Origin and History for tureen
n.

1706, from French terrine "earthen vessel," from Old French therine (early 15c.), from terrin (adj.) "earthen," from Gallo-Romance *terrinus, from Latin terrenus "of the earth" (see terrain).

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