Definition of stewed in English:



  • 1(of food) cooked slowly in liquid in a closed dish or pan.

    ‘stewed apple’
    • ‘For dessert, many dishes include fried or stewed bananas.’
    • ‘Standard dishes such as stewed beef and home-style bean curd are frequently requested here.’
    • ‘This was served with a dish of stewed potatoes and turnips - a great complement to the flavorful meat, which was rosy and tender in places, wonderfully crispy and smoky in others.’
    • ‘Around each of the larger dishes were collections of stewed vegetables.’
    • ‘Side dishes range from boiled vegetables with a piece of dried fish to fried and stewed dishes including meat curries.’
    • ‘It was served in a wine sauce, with a small mound of stewed vegetables and three herbed potato dumplings.’
    • ‘The girls had been up all night cooking macaroni and cheese, scalloped potatoes and stewed pork.’
    • ‘A stomach-teasing aroma of stewed food was in the air, and the thrumming of African bass guitar wafted through the open window.’
    • ‘Flummeries are a traditional English pudding made from cereal grain and served with stewed fruit.’
    • ‘This is the variant I cooked yesterday… if I'd had them I would have added some sliced parsnip, and it never hurts to throw in a couple of big juicy sliced tomatoes with a stewed beef recipe.’
    • ‘She preserved stewed fruit in jars with screw tops and rubber rings and clips to hold them tight.’
    • ‘Firing the stove he placed a pot of water onto the flame and then went into the barrel of salted meat so that he may cook himself a hardy meal of stewed duck with wheat bread.’
    • ‘Rabbit cooked in brown beer with stewed prunes is a regional specialty.’
    • ‘Guests are often given a choice of curry goat and white rice, rice and peas or kidney beans with fried chicken, or stewed chicken or beef for the main course.’
    • ‘Hearty casseroles, chunky soups and old fashioned crumbles and puddings involving stewed pears and syrup become inexplicably appealing.’
    • ‘Try stewed or baked fruit served with low fat crème fraiche for desert.’
    • ‘Most of these are boiled, served with some kind of stewed fish or meat, and accompanied by a sauce.’
    • ‘Caroline often felt cold and I advised her to eat more warm, lightly cooked and stewed food which would be easier for the body to digest and to regularly drink tea made with freshly grated ginger.’
    • ‘Another house specialty is the sweet stewed apples that give every plate a homey feel.’
    • ‘The third ingredient is stewed meat, and it is usually served with fried plantain and a salad.’
    1. 1.1British (of tea) tasting strong and bitter because of prolonged brewing.
      • ‘It seems strange to me, a visitor, that the stewed tea, rigid morals and lurid wallpaper of Fifties England should jump cultures so easily, but why not?’
      • ‘They made contemptibly lukewarm, stewed tea, not the burning hot, intensely flavoured medicinal liquid that made you gasp as you sipped it.’
      • ‘They change to the colour of stewed tea to the point where you can't see the bottom in six inches of water.’
      • ‘Any profits help rehouse the city's homeless, so you might expect it would be run like a soup kitchen with trestle tables and urns of stewed tea.’
      • ‘Another substance containing large quantities of tannin is cold, stewed, strong tea.’
      • ‘We never mustered the nerve to tell him how brewed and stewed and foul it really was.’
  • 2informal Drunk.

    ‘we got stewed at their party’
    in combination ‘the man was half-stewed’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin