a spiced pickling solution, esp. a mixture of oil, wine or vinegar, and spices, in which meat, fish, etc. is steeped, often before cooking
Origin of marinadeFrench from Spanish marinada from marinar, to pickle in brine from marino from Classical Latin marinus: see marine
transitive verb-·nad′ed, -·nad′ing
A liquid mixture, often of vinegar or wine with various seasonings, in which meat or other food is soaked to enhance its flavor and sometimes to tenderize it.
transitive verbmar·i·nad·ed, mar·i·nad·ing, mar·i·nades
To soak (food) in such a mixture; marinate.
Origin of marinadeFrench probably from Italian marinare to marinate from Latin (aqua) marīna sea(water), brine, pickle feminine of marīnus of the sea ; see marine .
(third-person singular simple present marinades, present participle marinading, simple past and past participle marinaded)
- To marinate.