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See also: macedoine and Macédoine



Borrowed from French macédoine.


macédoine (plural macédoines)

  1. (cooking) A type of dish containing a mixture of many types of fruits, or many types of vegetables.
    • 2003, Sheila Lukins, Celebrate!, Workman Publishing, →ISBN, page 311:
      This one is a mixture of textures and tastes and all kinds of vegetables—that's why it is called a macédoine. It's an odd route from Alexander the Great to your table, but Alexander, a Macedonian, had an empire consisting of many disparate states.
    • 2009, Julia Reed, Ham Biscuits, Hostess Gowns, and Other Southern Specialties: An Entertaining Life (with Recipes), St. Martin's Press, →ISBN:
      We chilled it in a wonderful old French copper mold that we borrowed, naturally, from Lucullus, and surrounded it with a macédoine of fruit.
  2. (figuratively) A confused mixture; a medley.
    • 2014, Raymond Detrez, Historical Dictionary of Bulgaria, Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, page 305:
      Actually, this ethnic situation—a “macédoine” of peoples—was complicated even more from the 1860s on when some of the Slavs in Macedonia who had always called themselves Bulgarians (and were considered so by most foreign experts) began developing a Macedonian national consciousness.





Compare Italian macedonia.


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macédoine f (plural macédoines)

  1. macédoine

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