• casserole
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n casserole large deep dish in which food can be cooked and served
    • n casserole food cooked and served in a casserole
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In France, the Big Dipper is called the "casserole."
    • Casserole (Cookery) A mold (in the shape of a hollow vessel or incasement) of boiled rice, mashed potato or paste, baked, and afterwards filled with vegetables or meat.
    • Casserole (Chem) A small round dish with a handle, usually of porcelain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The ?Big Dipper? is known as ?The Casserole? in France.
    • n casserole A stew-pan or saucepan.
    • n casserole Hence— A dish prepared in such a pan; a sort of stew: as, a casserole of mutton.
    • n casserole A sort of cup made of rice, mashed potatoes, or the like, and browned in the oven, designed to contain some delicate and highly flavored dish.
    • n casserole Less properly, a rim or edging, as of rice, around the edge of a dish of stew, or the like.
    • n casserole A small handled dish, almost as deep as it is wide, made of porcelain, and holding from 5 to 20 ounces, used in chemical laboratories for evaporating solutions to dryness and for other purposes.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Casserole kas′e-rōl a stew-pan: the outer part of several dressed dishes.
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    “A good marriage is like a casserole, only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. a saucepan, dim. from casse, a basin
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Shelton found himself between Miss Casserol and a lady undressed to much the same degree.
"The Island Pharisees" by John Galsworthy
To-night, you will have kangaroo-tail soup, and kid EN CASSEROLE.
"Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land" by Rosa Praed
The owner was shaking a casserole over a fire, and the dog was sniffing as near as he dared.
"Riviera Towns" by Herbert Adams Gibbons
Two of our casseroles were floating gracefully in a circle round the whirlpool.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Serve from the casserole.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
This is a fine casserole dish.
"The Khaki Kook Book" by Mary Kennedy Core
These latter dishes are best adapted for casserole service and for cold jellied offerings.
"American Cookery" by Various
OLLULA, a small O., a casserole, or cassolette.
"Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome" by Apicius
Remainder of gravy may be used on table in a casserole or gravy dish.
"Stevenson Memorial Cook Book" by Various
Serve in Casserole or in a deep platter surrounded with a border of boiled rice.
"Fifty-Two Sunday Dinners" by Elizabeth O. Hiller

In news:

Smoked Chicken casserole makes for a great fall meal.
Fiery poblano green bean casserole .
It adds a nutty, cheesy flavor to many dishes such as casseroles and gratins.
Place in greased casserole dish.
Pile the potatoes on top of the casserole and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the potatoes.
Quinoa and Green Chili Chorizo Casserole from chef Damon Brasch of Green Restaurant.
Creamy casserole for chilly nights.
Creamy chicken and potato casserole.
Just as summer demands salads, when the weather gets colder, it calls for casseroles.
Green bean casserole was my meal of the day today.
This BBQ Chicken Cornbread Bake was inspired by one of my favorite corn casserole dishes - scalloped corn.
I tweaked the corn casserole and topped it with some BBQ chicken and cheese.
But rather than simply spoon the stuffing into a casserole dish, we took it a step beyond.
Sweet potatoes are not just for pie and casserole anymore.
Cracker Barrel Hash Brown Casserole.