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, now extinct, there were once billions of them), ultimately from Latin turtur (turtle dove), which generated modern French tourterelle (diminutive: turtle dove).[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, archived from the original on 29 January 2013

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tourte +‎ -ière

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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

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(tourtière du Lac-St-Jean):

(meat pie):

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