Definition of macédoine in English:

macédoine

noun

  • 1A mixture of vegetables or fruit cut into small pieces and served as a salad.

    • ‘A macédoine is usually served cold but may be flambéed at room temperature with extra liquor.’
    • ‘These carrots are used in macédoines, vegetable medleys, etc.’
    • ‘Almost any cold cooked vegetables on hand may be used for a macédoine salad, and if care is taken in arrangement, they make a very attractive dish.’
    • ‘Another worthy choice was the brace of quail: two whole birds, deboned and stuffed with a macédoine of corn, rice, onion and ground Tasso ham.’
    mixture, blend, mingling, combination, compound, fusion, composition, concoction, brew, alloy, merger, union, amalgamation, amalgam, coalition, cross, hybrid
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  • 2A medley or jumble.

    ‘a macédoine of disjointed detail’
    • ‘Whether her plats du jour were serious, light or a macédoine of flavourings, she approached them all with equal dedication, scholarship, insight and erudition.’
    • ‘Lucette sings bagatelles about them and so is called ‘a macédoine of naïveté and cunning.’’
    • ‘Ethel 'delighted in a life which was made up of a macédoine of governors, artists and writers'.’

Origin

French, literally ‘Macedonia’, with reference to the mixture of peoples in the Macedonian Empire of Alexander the Great.

Pronunciation

macédoine

/ˌmɑsəˈdwɑn//ˌmäsəˈdwän/