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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

Etymologies

French terrine, from Old French, from feminine of terrin, earthen, from Vulgar Latin *terrīnus, from Latin terra, earth.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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