étouffée

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é·touf·fée

 (ā′to͞o-fā′)
n. pl. é·touf·fées (-fā′)
A spicy Cajun stew of vegetables and seafood, especially crayfish or shrimp.

[Louisiana French, from French (à l')étouffée, stewed, alteration (influenced by étouffer, to smother) of étuvée, past participle of étuver, to stew, from Old French estuver; see stew.]

étouffée

(etufe)
n
(Cookery) a spicy Cajun stew