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1. An earthenware pot used in the cooking of Morocco, consisting of a tall conical lid and a shallow base that doubles as a serving dish.
2. A thick stew slowly simmered in such a pot, typically made of meat or poultry, vegetables, fresh or dried fruits, and spices.
[Arabic ṭājin, frying pan, shallow earthenware pot, from Greek tagēnon, tēganon, frying pan, of unknown origin.]
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1. (Cookery) a large, heavy N African cooking pot with a conical lid
2. (Cookery) a N African stew with vegetables, olives, lemon, garlic and spices, cooked in a tagine
[from Moroccan Arabic tažin, from Arabic tājun frying pan]
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