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”).
tourtière (plural tourtières)
- ^ “Tourtière”, in Cook's Info, 12 March 2010, retrieved 11 September 2012
- ^ Casselman, William G (accessed 10 November 2012), “Tourtiere & Omelette: Foods Named After Their Cooking Utensils”, in Bill Casselman's Canadian Word of the Day
tourtière f (plural tourtières)
- (European French): tourtière du lac Saint-Jean