Cassoulet definition

kăso͝o-lā
A casserole of white beans, various meats, vegetables, and herbs, slowly simmered or baked in a slow oven.
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A traditional casserole of SW France, consisting of beans slowly baked with various kinds of meat and, often, a leg of confit of duck or goose.
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A rich stew originating in southwest France containing beans and meat.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
cassoulet
Plural:
cassoulets

Origin of cassoulet

  • French stove dish diminutive of cassolo earthenware vessel from casso from Old Provençal cassa casserole

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from French, from Occitan caçolet

    From Wiktionary