from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A broad, deep, usually covered dish used for serving foods such as soups or stews.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A broad, deep serving dish used for serving soup or stew.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large, deep vessel for holding soup, or other liquid food, at the table.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A deep dish with a cover, for holding liquids at table; especially, such a vessel, holding a gallon or more, intended for soup.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews
The large silver tureen, which is now enjoying a dignified old age on our sideboards, had then place at the foot of the table.
_Tureen_ -- How and whence is the term "tureen" derived?
Though it's pronounced "tureen," like the soup bowl, Terrene's name is meant to evoke earthiness - and both the name and the restaurant do.
"And now, my lad," said Stolpe, taking the cover from the "tureen," "now you are admitted to the corporation of masons, and you are welcome!
The soup could have done with a little more of a kick, but even so it was a butch bit of summer in a tureen.
The traditional potato soup was customarily served in a sterling silver soup tureen such as those found in the exhibition.
They get emotional breakdowns, drug-running and terminal illnesses; we get the cast of Downton Abbey blushing over a footman buffing the wrong tureen.
My mom's parents usually came supplied with a tureen of corn or green beans and a pumpkin pie, though if we were lucky enough to had found decent cooking apples this early in the season we would also have apple squares or a pie of our own as well (bonus for me, since I detest pumpkin pie!), not to mention a chocolate cake for my pie-hating sister.
On the table the image is by Chardin, “Still Life with a Bottle of Olives,” made from candle light, the black beyond and a wooden table on which is a composition of glowing soup tureen, pears and pomegranate, two glasses and traces of wine, a loaf of bread face down on a cutting board and the present giving way to the past.
Just when you think the joke of the doddery old servant, whose shaking hand is required to carry a soup tureen and who falls backwards down the stairs, can go no further, they build on it.