casserole definition

  • noun:
    • A dish, usually of earthenware, glass, or cast iron, in which food is both baked and served.
    • Food prepared and served such a dish.
    • Chemistry A small-handled, deep porcelain crucible utilized for home heating and evaporating.
    • A dish of glass or earthenware, with a lid, by which food is baked and quite often served.
    • Food, particularly a stew, prepared in such a dish.
    • A small round dish with a handle, typically of porcelain.
    • A mold (in the shape of a hollow vessel or incasement) of boiled rice, mashed potato or paste, baked, and afterwards filled with vegetables or beef.
    • A stew-pan or saucepan.
    • Hence— A dish ready this kind of a pan; a kind of stew: since, a casserole of mutton.
    • a kind of glass made of rice, mashed potatoes, and/or want, and browned in oven, designed to contain some fine and highly tasting dish.
    • Less properly, a rim or edging, by rice, across the side of a dish of stew, and/or like.
    • A small handled dish, almost as deep as it is wide, made of porcelain, and holding from 5 to 20 ounces, used in chemical laboratories for evaporating solutions to dryness and for other purposes.
    • meals prepared and offered in a casserole
    • huge deepdish for which food is cooked and offered

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