Definition of choucroute in English:

choucroute

noun

  • [mass noun] Pickled cabbage; sauerkraut.

    • ‘More tempting still was the lamb loin with braised belly and choucroute.’
    • ‘Here we serve 100 platefuls of choucroute a day.’
    • ‘However, the German name Sauerkraut and the French choucroute (a corruption of the German) were already in use, and stuck when the technique changed.’
    • ‘Chez Yvonne dishes up the best choucroute garnie, heaps of sauerkraut blanketed by cuts of pork and potatoes.’
    • ‘They sell fresh cheeses, roasting chickens, freshly-picked herbs, ripe melons, simmering pots of choucroute, arrays of olives and spices, brilliantly-coloured stone fruits in the summer, game birds, boar and wild mushrooms in the autumn.’

Origin

French, from German dialect Surkrut sauerkraut, influenced by French chou cabbage.

Pronunciation:

choucroute

/ˈʃuːkruːt/