Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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)

Examples

  • After some of their previous games this year the team was called cassoulet and sardines by the French press.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • A cassoulet is a cassoulet whether it is duck or goose or partridge.

    become a regular

  • This dish is usually made in an earthenware casserole-type dish called a cassoulet.

    THE TANTE MARIE’S COOKING SCHOOL COOKBOOK

  • A cassoulet is a classic French dish from the Languedoc region consisting of warm beans and various meats - in this case three types of pork.

    Gazette.com :

  • Sides were a flavorful "cassoulet" of beans with black pepper, and a rich risotto with a sweet pea mash.

    Signs of Spring in New York

  • Among top searches were the results of the Minnesota senate race between Al Franken and Norm Coleman, the fate of California's Proposition 8, and "cassoulet," a French dish celebrated on a sign a rally Times Square shown widely on TV.

    Daily Digest: Fired Up, Ready to Govern

  • Dale had the chef’s special — a stew called cassoulet that included white beans cooked with preserved goose, carrots, pig’s trotters, and God knows what else, while Clare enjoyedchoucroute — which looked suspiciously like sauerkraut to Dale — complete with wonderfully prepared versions of pork chops, bacon, sausage, and boiled potatoes.

    A Winter Haunting

  • It would be a fine match for fatty meat dishes such as cassoulet or sausage.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • In contrast, the duck breast ($28) was much more straightforward, though its accompaniments -- a "cassoulet" sausage, slightly pink in the middle, and some better than canned "house canned cranberry sauce" -- stole the show.

    Baltimore City Paper

  • Just this past week I've been made aware of a French goose preparation called "cassoulet,"

    buffalonews - Home

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  • soul food?

    from etymology above:
    French, stove dish, diminutive of cassolo, earthenware vessel, from casso, from Old Provençal cassa; see casserole.

    March 22, 2013