Definition of printanier in US English:


(also printanière)


  • Of a soup, casserole, etc.: made from or garnished with (especially diced) spring vegetables. Frequently as postpositive. Also as noun: a dish made or garnished with such vegetables.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Menon's French Family Cook. From French printanier (adjective), specifically sense of printanier of or belonging to springtime.