- The definition of a terrine is a dish made of baked clay used for serving cooked food.
An example of a terrine is an earthenware bowl from which soup is served; a soup terrine.
terrine definition by Webster's New World
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- an earthenware dish or casserole in which a pâté or any of various similar meat or vegetable mixtures is cooked and served
- the food so prepared
Origin: Fr: see tureen
terrine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- An earthenware container for cooking and serving food.
- Any of various dishes prepared or cooked in a terrine.
Origin: French; see tureen.