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fricassee (n.)

1560s, from French fricassée, noun use of fem. past participle of fricasser "mince and cook in sauce" (15c.), which is of uncertain origin. Perhaps a compound from elements related to or altered by French frire "to fry" (see fry (v.)) and casser, quasser "to break, cut up" (see quash (v.)). As a verb, from 1650s.

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Definitions of fricassee from WordNet
1
fricassee (v.)
make a fricassee of by cooking;
fricassee meats
2
fricassee (n.)
pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings;
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