The definition of a casserole is a one pot meal cooked in the oven consisting of rice, potato or noodles, combined with vegetables and meat or fish in some type of sauce.(noun)
A combination of pasta, peas, tuna fish and cream of celery soup is an example of a casserole.
See casserole in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr, dim. of casse, bowl, basin < Prov cassa, melting pan < VL cattia < Gr kyathion, dim. of kyathos, bowl, cup
See casserole in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, saucepan
Origin: , diminutive of Old French casse, ladle, pan
Origin: , from Old Provençal cassa
Origin: , from Medieval Latin cattia, dipper
Origin: , from Greek kuathion
Origin: , diminutive of kuathos, ladle.
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