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tureen (n.)

1706, from French terrine "earthen vessel," from Old French therine (15c.), noun use of fem. of terrin (adj.) "earthen," from Gallo-Roman *terrinus, from Latin terrenus "of the earth," from terra "earth" (from PIE root *ters- "to dry").

updated on May 13, 2017

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Definitions of tureen from WordNet

tureen (n.)
large deep serving dish with a cover; for serving soups and stews;
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