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 (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).]
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(ˈmætəˌləʊt; French matlɔt) or


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

a fish stew made with wine.
[1720–30; < French, derivative of matelot matelot]
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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
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