tourtière

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Canadian French tourtière, from a cooking vessel of the same name, from French tourte (meat pie). There is a common false etymology that it derives from the alternative meaning tourte (passenger pigeon).[1][2]

Noun[edit]

tourtière (plural tourtières)

  1. (Canada, chiefly Quebec) A type of traditional French-Canadian meat pie, usually made with pork.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tourtière”, in Cook's Info, 12 March 2010, retrieved 11 September 2012
  2. ^ Casselman, William G (accessed 10 November 2012), “Tourtiere & Omelette: Foods Named After Their Cooking Utensils”, in Bill Casselman's Canadian Word of the Day

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tourte +‎ -ière

Noun[edit]

tourtière f (plural tourtières)

  1. (Canada, Quebec, food) tourtière, a type of traditional French-Canadian meat pie. Synonym of tourtière du Lac-St-Jean
  2. (Quebec, food) meat pie

Synonyms[edit]

(tourtière du Lac-St-Jean):

(meat pie):

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