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casserole (n.)

1706, "stew pan," from French casserole "sauce pan" (16c.), diminutive of casse "pan" (14c.), from Provençal cassa "melting pan," from Medieval Latin cattia "pan, vessel," possibly from Greek kyathion, diminutive of kyathos "cup for the wine bowl." Originally the pan; by 1889 also of the dishes cooked in it, via cookery phrases such as en casserole, à la casserole.

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Definitions of casserole from WordNet

casserole (n.)
food cooked and served in a casserole;
casserole (n.)
large deep dish in which food can be cooked and served;
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