American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A highly spiced dish consisting of roasted game birds minced and stewed in wine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A ragout of roasted woodcocks, larks, thrushes, or other species of game, minced and stewed with wine, little pieces of bread, and other ingredients to stimulate the appetite.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Cookery) Same as salmis.
- n. ragout of game in a rich sauce
- French salmis, short for salmigondis, salmagundi; see salmagundi. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A salmi is an oldfangled, richly flavored game stew — often served, like chipped beef, over toast — that was a delicacy popular in the 1890s.”
“– Henry made a "salmi" of the quail for breakfast that was truly delicious: I could be a gourmet, if I could always feed on such salmis.”
“I like to see them wink at a glass of claret, as if they had an intimate acquaintance with it, and discuss a salmi — poor boys — it is only when they grow old that they know they know nothing of the science, when perhaps their conscience whispers them that the science is in itself little worth, and that a leg of mutton and content is as good as the dinners of pontiffs.”
“This is a nice mode of serving the remains of roasted game, but when a superlative salmi is desired, the birds must be scarcely more than half roasted for it.”
“This is very good to surround grilled chicken or turkey legs, or for a salmi of duck or hare.”
“But we have no time to dwell upon our personal fascinations, or to speculate upon the cause of their increase within the last half hour; no eyes have we save for that Lucullian _salmi_ steaming before us; and, like ourselves, all around us are absorbed in absorbing.”
“He was smoking a cigarette, with an untasted salmi of something on his plate and a half-empty bottle of Sauterne before him, and he was quite silent.”
“The salmi which followed it was good, and even the Feodora chef could not have sent up a better rum omelette.”
“What an admirable _salmi_ this is; undoubtedly the final end of the pheasant.”
“This salmi of fig - peckers (or of some similar bird, for it is so ingeniously flavored and spiced, that I cannot be sure) is miraculous.”
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