croquette
noun Etymology: French, from croquer to crunch, from Middle French, to strike, break, cause to crack, of imitative origin Date: 1706 a small often rounded mass consisting usually of minced meat, fish, or vegetable coated with egg and bread crumbs and deep-fried

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  • croquette — [ krɔkɛt ] n. f. • 1740; de croquer 1 ♦ Boulette (de pâte, de hachis, de poisson) qu on fait frire dans l huile après l avoir panée. Croquettes de pommes de terre, de poisson. 2 ♦ Petit disque de chocolat. 3 ♦ Aliment industriel pour animaux, en… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • croquette — 1706, from Fr. croquette (17c.), from croquer to crunch (imitative) + dim. suffix ette …   Etymology dictionary

  • Croquette — Cro*quette (kr? k?t ), n. [F., fr. croquer to crunch.] (Cookery) A ball of minced meat, fowl, rice, vegetables, or other ingredients, often in a thick white sauce, highly seasoned, breaded, and fried; as, a dish of crab croquettes. [1913 Webster… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croquette — ► NOUN ▪ a small ball or roll of vegetables, minced meat, or fish, fried in breadcrumbs. ORIGIN French, from croquer to crunch …   English terms dictionary

  • croquette — [krō ket′] n. [Fr < croquer, to crunch, of echoic orig.] a small, rounded or cone shaped mass of chopped, cooked meat, fish, or vegetables, coated with egg and crumbs and fried in deep fat …   English World dictionary

  • Croquette — For the game, see croquet. For the comic book, see Croket!. Cylindrical croquettes. A croquette is a small fried food roll containing usually as main ingredients mashed potatoes, and/or ground meat (veal, beef, chicken, or turkey), shellfish,… …   Wikipedia

  • Croquette —  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Croquette (homonymie).  Buffet de croquetas madrilènes …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Croquette — Cro|quet|te 〈[krɔkɛ̣tə] f. 19; Kochk.〉 = Krokette * * * Cro|quet|te [kro kɛtə]: ↑Krokette. Kro|kẹt|te, Croquette, die; , n <meist Pl.> [frz. croquette, zu: croquer, ↑Krokant]: in Fett knusprig gebackenes Klößchen od. Röllchen aus… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • croquette — UK [krɒˈket] / US [kroʊˈket] noun [countable] Word forms croquette : singular croquette plural croquettes a food made from a mixture of pieces of fish, meat, or vegetables pressed into a circular or tube shape, covered with breadcrumbs, and… …   English dictionary

  • croquette — nf. (de pomme de terre) ; croquette alimentaire pour animaux : kreukèta (Doucy Bauges), krokèta (Albanais, Villards Thônes). E. : Pomme de terre …   Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard

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