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A casserole of white beans, various meats, vegetables, and herbs, slowly simmered or baked in a slow oven.
[French, stove dish, diminutive of cassolo, earthenware vessel, from casso, from Old Provençal cassa; see casserole.]
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(Cookery) a stew originating from France, made from haricot beans and goose, duck, pork, etc
[French, related to casse saucepan, bowl]
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a white-bean stew containing pork, garlic sausage, preserved goose, etc.
[1925–30; < French < Occitan (Languedoc), cassolo earthen pan < casso (Old Provençal cassa; see casserole)]
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