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moussaka

Definition:

casserole of eggplant and ground lamb with onion and tomatoes bound with white sauce and beaten eggs

Class:

food noun (foods and drinks)

Plural:

moussakas

Type of:

dish » nutriment » food » substance

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

mousaka

Etymology:

Serbo-Croatian, from Turkish mussakka, from colloquial Egyptian Arabic...
(Source: American Heritage Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Moussaka

an eggplant or potato based dish popular in Balkan cuisine and Mediterranean cuisine, with several variations. The English name came from modern Greek μουσακάς. The Greek name came from the Turkish musakka designating roughly the same recipe... (37 of 951 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Moussaka

Britannica Encyclopedia:

moussaka [food]

dish of baked lamb and eggplant prepared throughout the Balkans and Middle East, but most closely associated with Greece and Turkey. In the Greek ... (24 of 130 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/395108​/moussaka

Collins Dictionary:

moussaka | mousaka

a dish originating in the Balkan States, consisting of meat, aubergines, and tomatoes, topped with cheese sauce (17 of 342 words, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/moussaka

Merriam-Webster:

moussaka | mousaka

a Middle Eastern dish of ground meat (as lamb or beef) and sliced eggplant often topped with a seasoned sauce (20 of 62 words, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/moussaka

American Heritage Dictionary:

moussaka

A Greek dish consisting of layers of ground lamb or beef and sliced eggplant topped with a cheese sauce and baked. (21 of 61 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/moussaka

Oxford Dictionary:

moussaka | mousaka

a Greek dish made of minced lamb, aubergines, and tomatoes, with cheese sauce on top (15 of 58 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/moussaka

Random House Dictionary:

moussaka [Greek cuisine] | mussaka

a baked dish consisting of layers of sautéed slices of eggplant and ground lamb usually flavored with tomatoes, onions, and cinnamon, and covered with ... (24 of 40 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/moussaka

Macmillan British Dictionary:

moussaka [uncountable]

a Greek dish made from layers of meat, aubergines, and cheese (11 of 35 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/moussaka

New World Dictionary:

moussaka

a Greek dish consisting typically of sliced eggplant and ground meat arranged in layers, covered with a white sauce and cheese and baked (23 of 30 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/moussaka

Cambridge Dictionary:

moussaka

a dish, originally from Greece, consisting of meat, tomato and aubergine (a large purple vegetable) with cheese on top (19 of 25 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/moussaka

Wiktionary:

moussaka | moussakas [plural] | mousaka [plural] | mousakas [plural]

a dish consisting of layers of minced lamb or beef, sliced aubergine (eggplant) or potatoes, tomatoes and béchamel sauce, baked in the oven (23 of 24 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/moussaka

Encarta Dictionary:

moussaka | moussakas [plural]

a Greek casserole with alternating layers of eggplant and ground meat in a tomato sauce, topped with a white sauce (20 of 45 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631530​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

American Heritage Dictionary:

moussaka

Origin: Serbo-Croatian, from Turkish mussakka, from colloquial Egyptian Arabic musaqqa'a, chilled, moussaka, feminine passive ... (13 of 35 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/moussaka

Merriam-Webster:

moussaka | mousaka

First use: 1862

Origin: Modern Greek mousakas, from Turkish musakka, from dialect Arabic (Egyptian) musagga'a, literally, chilled

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/moussaka

Wiktionary:

moussaka

Origin: Greek μουσακάς (mousakâs), from Turkish musakka, from Arabic مسقعة (musáqqaʕa, "chilled").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/moussaka

Collins Dictionary:

moussaka | mousaka

First use: 20th century

Origin: from Modern Greek

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/moussaka

Oxford Dictionary:

moussaka | mousaka

Origin: Turkish musakka, based on Arabic

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/moussaka

New World Dictionary:

moussaka

Origin: Modern Greek

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/moussaka

Encarta Dictionary:

moussaka | moussakas [plural]

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: Turkish musakka from Arabic musaḳḳā

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861631530​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan American Dictionary:

moussaka [uncountable]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "moussaka"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "moussaka"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/moussaka

Macmillan British Dictionary:

moussaka [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "moussaka"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/moussaka

Cambridge Dictionary:

moussaka

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "moussaka"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "moussaka"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/moussaka

the Free Dictionary:

moussaka

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "moussaka"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "moussaka" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/moussaka

Google Dictionary:

moussaka | mousakas [plural] | moussakas [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "moussaka"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

moussaka

Audio: North American pronunciation of "moussaka"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=mouss​01​v word=moussaka

moussaka

Audio: North American pronunciation of "moussaka"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=moussa​01 word=moussaka

YourDictionary Audio:

moussaka

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "moussaka" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/moussaka

Collins Dictionary:

mousaka | moussaka

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "mousaka"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/mousaka

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