Main definitions of cocotte in English

: cocotte1cocotte2

cocotte1

noun

  • A small heatproof dish in which individual portions of food can be cooked and served; a Dutch oven.

    ‘I ordered eggs en cocotte’
    • ‘Very soon he will put versions of Escoffier-era classics like sole Veronique and lamb en cocotte on the à la carte menu.’
    • ‘The eggs en cocotte that he served for dinner were very heavily garnished with truffles and buried in cream, with a mantle of cheese.’
    • ‘You shouldn't come here merely to revel in birthdays and anniversaries but to focus on and swoon over dishes like sweetbreads en cocotte with ginger and licorice.’
    • ‘This dish is a sort of poshed up egg en cocotte, baked with ham and tomato.’
    • ‘No less vigorous are lobster en cocotte in a bracing citrus-seafood broth, and free-range chicken leg on barley risotto strewn with caramelized cauliflower.’

Pronunciation

cocotte

/kōˈkät/ /koʊˈkɑt/ /kəˈkät/ /kəˈkɑt/

Origin

Early 20th century French, from cocasse ‘kind of pot’, from Latin cucuma ‘cooking vessel’.

Main definitions of cocotte in English

: cocotte1cocotte2

cocotte2

noun

dated
  • A fashionable prostitute.

Pronunciation

cocotte

/kōˈkät/ /koʊˈkɑt/ /kəˈkät/ /kəˈkɑt/

Origin

Mid 19th century French, from a child's name for a hen.