Marinade meaning

măr'ə-nād'
A seasoned, often acidic liquid mixture in which food is marinated, or soaked, usually to flavor and prepare it for cooking.

I like to use a lemon marinade with chicken.

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A liquid mixture, usually of vinegar or wine and oil with various spices and herbs, in which meat, fowl, fish, or vegetables are soaked before cooking.
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To soak (food) in such a mixture; marinate.
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A spiced pickling solution, esp. a mixture of oil, wine or vinegar, and spices, in which meat, fish, etc. is steeped, often before cooking.
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Origin of marinade

  • French probably from Italian marinare to marinate from Latin (aqua) marīna sea(water), brine, pickle feminine of marīnus of the sea marine
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition