marinade definition by Webster's New World
- a spiced pickling solution, esp. a mixture of oil, wine or vinegar, and spices, in which meat, fish, etc. is steeped, often before cooking
- meat or fish thus steeped
Origin: French ; from Spanish marinada ; from marinar, to pickle in brine ; from marino ; from Classical Latin marinus: see marine
marinade definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: French, probably from Italian marinare, to marinate, from Latin (aqua) marīna, sea(water), brine, pickle, feminine of marīnus, of the sea; see Marine .