Definition of tourtière in English:

tourtière

noun

  • A kind of meat pie traditionally eaten at Christmas in Canada.

    • ‘We have some incredible French Canadian tourtière to serve tonight as well.’
    • ‘They were busy packing the root cellar with parsnips, canning their ox tongues and making their tourtieres and petes-des-soeurs, or driving the dogsled down the hill for a barrel of water.’
    • ‘It is an ambassador, opening the borders of the Canuck kitchen, and wafting forth the knowledge of other such national delights as maple syrup, tourtiere, and beaver tails.’
    • ‘I saw a friend and she had tourtiere for dinner, except without meat and with seitan instead, so it actually tasted good.’
    • ‘At four big tourtières for that price, it was a steal - two people could eat that alone and be satisfied, and that could really be said of any of the dishes at this affordable and justifiably crowded spot.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

tourtière

/to͝orˈtyer/