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Definition of "fricassee" [fric•as•see]

  • Poultry or meat cut into pieces and stewed in gravy. (noun)
  • To prepare (poultry or meat) by cutting into pieces and stewing in gravy. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fricassee" in a sentence
  • "Gode, in wandering by the river, had encountered a pond of giant frogs, and the fricassee was the result."
  • "The word "fricassee" is derived from Medieval French, and it appears that it originated in France in the Middle Ages, but it's been in the New World for a long time."
  • "Avoid making chicken dishes with fat-laden sauces including butter or cream, or fricassee, which uses a lot of oil."