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Definition of "casserole" []

  • A dish, usually of earthenware, glass, or cast iron, in which food is both baked and served. (noun)
  • Food prepared and served in such a dish. (noun)
  • Chemistry A small-handled, deep porcelain crucible used for heating and evaporating. (noun)

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 "casserole" in a sentence
  • "The term casserole means "saucepan" in French, but a more modern translation should be"
  • "Either way, the point being that while this casserole is absurdly easy and kind of reminds you of 1950s era casserole with its reliance on canned soup, it packs a wollop of flavor."
  • "This casserole is a great example of comfort food."