tourte

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French[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From tourte (also spelled tourtre), from Latin turtur (turtle, turtledove).

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tourte f (plural tourtes)

  1. (Quebec) passenger pigeon (compare Tourte voyageuse, Colombe voyageuse, Ectopistes migratorius, Pigeon migrateur, Ectopistes migratorius)
    • Au Québec par exemple, un pâté dénommé « tourtière » était un plat cuisiné avec cet oiseau. Depuis on le fait avec du gibier ou du porc haché [1]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old French tourte, from Late Latin torta (possibly through a Vulgar Latin intermediate root *turta; compare Spanish torta, Romanian turtă, Romansh turta, Sardinian turta), from torta (twisted) panis (bread), from feminine of Latin tortus (twisted, folded over). Cognate to Spanish torta.

Noun[edit]

tourte f (plural tourtes)

  1. meat pie

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