Definitions

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  • n. A stew of mutton and vegetables.

Etymologies

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Borrowing from French navarin, probably from navet ("turnip"), a traditional ingredient. However, a connection with the 1827 Battle of Navarino has been suggested. (See Wikipedia.)

Examples

  • The "navarin" was my poor husband's predilection -- when he had eaten one made by me, he used to say that the fleshpots of Egypt were certainly the "navarin" and nothing else.

    The White Sister

  • In his new location, he's created a casual lunch spot and a lively bistro that serves classic fare such as navarin of lamb, pork schnitzel and poached pickerel, making the best of Ontario's bounty.

    canada.com Top Stories

  • A navarin d'agneau is a delicate dish, a celebration of spring's tender, milk-fed lambs and the first sweet crop of vegetables.

    Stew's Spring Awakening

  • Hearty but not heavy, navarin d'agneau showcases the season's first crop of vegetables and the delicate flavor of milk-fed lamb.

    Stew's Spring Awakening

  • My favorite shopping expeditions were invariably in the spring, when Parisians took to the Marché Boulevard Raspail, a few blocks from our apartment, with the singular mission of securing the ingredients for navarin d'agneau, the French lamb stew that heralds spring.

    Stew's Spring Awakening

  • I no longer live in France, but, for me, the pleasure in making a navarin d'agneau remains almost as much in the marketing as in the feasting.

    Stew's Spring Awakening

  • It may seem like a paradox to lighten a dish with crème fraîche, but a final swirl gives a tangy freshness to the navarin and draws together the disparate flavors in exquisite harmony.

    Stew's Spring Awakening

  • Really, the only rule to making a navarin is to let spring's bounty be the inspiration and the guide.

    Stew's Spring Awakening

  • I enjoyed my green beans with salty lardons in a creamy dressing and a navarin d'agneau accompanied by the 2001 burgundy house wine.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • The main course of venison was fine, though, served as a navarin with juniper berries.

    The Unquiet

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