Tureen
Tureen Tu*reen", n. [F. terrine, L. terra earth. See {Terrace}.] A large, deep vessel for holding soup, or other liquid food, at the table. [Written also {terreen}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Tureen —    Tureen, earlier tereen from French terrine, cognate with terra, earth, traditionally was an earthen pot or pan. Its modified spelling may be due to some fanciful connection with the city of .Turin Current dictionaries define it as a huge… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • tureen — (n.) 1706, from Fr. terrine earthen vessel, from O.Fr. therine (early 15c.), from terrin (adj.) earthen, from Gallo Romance *terrinus, from L. terrenus of the earth (see TERRAIN (Cf. terrain)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • tureen — ► NOUN ▪ a deep covered dish from which soup is served. ORIGIN French terrine (see TERRINE(Cf. ↑terrine)) …   English terms dictionary

  • tureen — [too rēn′, tyoorēn′] n. [earlier terreen < MFr terrine, earthen vessel < VL * terrinus < L terra, earth] a large, deep serving dish with a lid, used for soups, stews, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Tureen — A tureen is a serving dish for foods such as soups or stews, often shaped as a broad, deep, oval vessel with fixed handles and a low domed cover with a knob or handle. Over the centuries, tureens have appeared in many different forms, some round …   Wikipedia

  • tureen — [18] Tureen and terrine are ultimately the same word. Both were borrowed simultaneously from French terrine ‘deep earthenware dish’ in the early 18th century, since when in its original sense ‘dish’ it has been contorted to tureen (perhaps partly …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • tureen — UK [tjʊˈriːn] / US [tuˈrɪn] noun [countable] Word forms tureen : singular tureen plural tureens a large deep dish with a lid, used for serving soup …   English dictionary

  • tureen — [18] Tureen and terrine are ultimately the same word. Both were borrowed simultaneously from French terrine ‘deep earthenware dish’ in the early 18th century, since when in its original sense ‘dish’ it has been contorted to tureen (perhaps partly …   Word origins

  • tureen — noun Tureen is used after these nouns: ↑soup …   Collocations dictionary

  • tureen — [[t]tjʊəri͟ːn, AM tʊr [/t]] tureens N COUNT A tureen is a large bowl with a lid from which you can serve soup or vegetables …   English dictionary

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