Definitions

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  • n. Any savory or sweet food served in a small glass, typically in France.

Etymologies

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Borrowed directly from French

Examples

  • The word verrine translates as "protective glass."

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  • Max had made his first verrine (hmmm, I wonder: does verrine come from "verre" + "vitrine"? ... for the idea behind a verrine is to see through the glass (verre) "window" (vitrine) to the colorful layers beyond); this time, Max had composed his verrine with layers of chopped surimi, whipped guacamole, la crême fraîche ... topping off his entrée with salmon mousse and decorative dill!

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • Yes, I would agree that verrine is a combo of the words terrine (a layered dish) and verre.

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • Last night we had another verrine ... this time, inside the pretty glass we could see sweet layers of Nutella, poire, and la crème fouettée with colorful sprinkles on top.

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • I picked up a couple of verrine cookbooks when we were in France a few months ago and also found some great sets of verrine glassware with which to assemble the goodies.

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • Je suis écrivain = I am a writer le cerveau = brain la verrine = a layered entree or dessert served in a see-through glass la crème anglaise = English cream, a custard sauce with vanilla or rhum le saumon fumé = smoked salmon le verre = glass le surimi = imitation crab la crème fraîche = sour cream une île flottante = floating island

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • Last night we had another verrine... this time, inside the pretty glass we could see sweet layers of Nutella, poire, and la crème fouettée with colorful sprinkles on top.

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • Yes, I would agree that verrine is a combo of the words terrine a layered dish and verre.

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • Max had made his first verrine hmmm, I wonder: does verrine come from "verre" + "vitrine"?

    mousse - French Word-A-Day

  • At Philadelphia's Inn at Penn, a mushroom and crabmeat verrine showcases the fungi that made Kennett Square, Pa., the "mushroom capital of the world."

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  • No, no, the other verrine. Ben's a very patient guy.

    June 1, 2008

  • Ben Verrine? I know him too!

    May 30, 2008

  • I think I know this guy!

    May 30, 2008

  • The demon of impatience.

    May 30, 2008