Definition of matelote in English:

matelote

noun

  • A dish of fish in a sauce of wine and onions.

    • ‘On the menu were classics unheard of in Fifties London: paté de campagne, matelote d' anguille and bouillabaisse.’
    • ‘The matelote receives universal praise and quickly vanishes.’
    • ‘For the matelote: In a blender or food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine pike, heavy cream and egg yolk and mix until smooth.’

Origin

French, from à la matelote, literally ‘mariner-style’, from matelot ‘sailor’ (see matelot).

Pronunciation

matelote

/ˌmatlˈōt/