• WordNet 3.6
    • n matelote highly seasoned soup or stew made of freshwater fishes (eel, carp, perch) with wine and stock
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Matelote A stew, commonly of fish, flavored with wine, and served with a wine sauce containing onions, mushrooms, etc.
    • Matelote An old dance of sailors, in double time, and somewhat like a hornpipe.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n matelote Fish served with a sauce of wine, onions, herbs, and other seasoning. The name is sometimes given to a dish of meat or other viands served with a similar sauce.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Matelote mat′e-lōt fish stewed with wine-sauce, onions, &c.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. matelote, fr. matelot, a sailor; properly, a dish such as a sailors prepare
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. matelot, a sailor.


In literature:

Matelote and Gibelotte received them.
"Les Misérables Complete in Five Volumes" by Victor Hugo
"The Virginia Housewife" by Mary Randolph
Prepare according to directions given for Matelote of Blackfish, using white wine instead of Claret.
"How to Cook Fish" by Olive Green
Had he foreseen this, he should have sought death at the Intendant's Palace or at Sault-au-Matelot.
"The Bastonnais" by John Lesperance
This was at Sault-au-Matelot Street, a narrow, steep thoroughfare, barely twenty feet from side to side.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
The drums had ceased to call the alarm from the Citadel; musketry no longer crackled in the riverside quarter of Sault-au-Matelot.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Maitre d'hotel sauce, 129, 136. matelote sauce, 132, 135.
"Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks" by Pierre Blot
Put the fish in a deep dish, cover with matelote sauce, and garnish with boiled ecrevisses.
"The Hotel St. Francis Cook Book" by Victor Hirtzler
Stew them together for ten minutes, and serve the matelote up directly.
"The Art of Cookery" by John Mollard

In news:

NYFF '84: Three Crowns of the Sailor Les trois couronnes du matelot Raul Ruiz, 1983 France Format: Digital 117 minutes.