moussaka[mo̵̅o̅ sä′kə, mo̵̅o̅′sä kä′]
a Greek dish consisting typically of sliced eggplant and ground meat arranged in layers, covered with a white sauce and cheese and baked
Origin of moussakaModern Greek
A Greek dish consisting of layers of ground lamb or beef and sliced eggplant topped with a cheese sauce and baked.
Origin of moussakaSerbo-Croatian, from Turkish musakka, from colloquial Egyptian Arabic musaqqa‘a, chilled, moussaka, feminine passive participle of saqqa‘a, to chill, variant of &slowdot;aqqa‘a, from &slowdot;aq‘a, cold, frost, from &slowdot;aqi‘a, to be white; see &slowdot;q&ayin; in Semitic roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural moussakas)