from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fish stew that is cooked in a wine sauce.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A stew made primarily with fish and wine.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A stew, commonly of fish, flavored with wine, and served with a wine sauce containing onions, mushrooms, etc.
- n. An old dance of sailors, in double time, and somewhat like a hornpipe.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. highly seasoned soup or stew made of freshwater fishes (eel, carp, perch) with wine and stock
I passed the turn where we used to halt when we were learning how to ride in front of the guns, past the little house where, on rare holidays, the boys could eat a matelote, which is fish boiled in wine, and so on to the place where the river is held by a weir and opens out into a kind of lake.
Lanner, the refined souprette, with my bust alla brooche and the padbun under my matelote, showing my jigotty sleeves and all my new toulong touloosies.
One of the restaurant's specialties, matelote of grouper with mushroom and artichoke ravioli, would be served.
He was engaged for innumerable pleasure-parties, dinners à la matelote, evenings with Madame de Chastellux, when the Abbé
A touch of garlic is indispensable to the true matelote, but when used it must be done with the greatest caution.
It is used to simmer fish in when directed to be à la matelote, and if it were already thickened the whole would burn.
I make bouillabaisse for those who like it, but -- between you and me -- Norman matelote of fish is just as good.
At Port d'Arciat they picked up a friend, and after a “good little repast with a Good Friday matelote,” a few sketches were made at Thoissey and Beauregard.
Almer drank red wine and ate with relish some sort of bird served with truffles, and ordered a matelote of eelpouts and a sterlet with its tail in its mouth.
When they heard the clatter of crockery in the dining-room, Lysevitch began to betray a noticeable excitement; he rubbed his hands, shrugged his shoulders, screwed up his eyes, and described with feeling what dinners her father and uncle used to give at one time, and a marvellous matelote of turbots the cook here could make: it was not a matelote, but a veritable revelation!
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