from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A casserole of white beans, various meats, vegetables, and herbs, slowly simmered or baked in a slow oven.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rich stew originating in southwest France containing beans and meat.
French, stove dish, diminutive of cassolo, earthenware vessel, from casso, from Old Provençal cassa; see casserole.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French, from Occitan caçolet (Wiktionary)