Also found in: Thesaurus.


 (măt′l-ōt′, mä-tə-lōt′)
A fish stew that is cooked in a wine sauce.

[French, from matelot, sailor, from Old French matenot, sailor, bunkmate, possibly from Middle Dutch mattenoot (perhaps from matte, bed from Late Latin matta; see mat1 + noot, fellow) or from Old Norse mötunautr, messmate (mata, food, mess + nautr, companion).]


(ˈmætəˌləʊt; French matlɔt) or


(Cookery) fish served with a sauce of wine, onions, seasonings, and fish stock
[C18: from French, feminine of matelot sailor]


(ˈmæt lˌoʊt)

a fish stew made with wine.
[1720–30; < French, derivative of matelot matelot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matelote - highly seasoned soup or stew made of freshwater fishes (eel, carp, perch) with wine and stockmatelote - highly seasoned soup or stew made of freshwater fishes (eel, carp, perch) with wine and stock
fish stew - a stew made with fish
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
MATELOTE A Blue-jacket sailor B Fish stewed in wine and onions C South American antelope who am I?
On the menu were dishes yet unknown - pt de campagne, matelote d'anguille and bouillabaisse.
Monkfish Matelote with Braised Green Cabbage, I read: "X BIG NO!
A few include matelote of eel scented with cognac and eels en brochette.
Hotel de la Matelote, 80 Boulevard Sainte Beuve is an excellent small hotel with double rooms, c80-140 (pounds 61-107).
WEEKEND BREAK Hotel de la Matelote (below) is built from two converted houses facing the sea, almost opposite Nausicaa.
Prices per person with SpeedFerries including channel crossings, based on a car and four passengers, one night's stay with breakfast include: Hotel de la Matelote (4 star) in Boulogne-sur-Mer from pounds 79 per person; Hotel du Parc (3 star) in Hardelot from pounds 81 per person; Hotel Hermitage (3 star) in Montreuil-sur-Mer from pounds 69 per person For more information see www.
Our hotel for the second evening was Hotel de la Matelote on the sea- front.