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Tajines (sense 1) on display in Tunisia
A tajine (sense 2) with olives

From Moroccan Arabic طَجِين(ṭajīn), from Arabic طَاجِن(ṭājin, shallow earthen pot), from Ancient Greek τάγηνον (tágēnon, frying pan, saucepan), further etymology unknown.[1]

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tajine (plural tajines)

  1. (cooking) An earthenware cooking pot of North African origin, consisting of a shallow, round dish without handles and a tall, conical or dome-shaped lid.
  2. (by extension) A stew, originally from Morocco, the ingredients of which are traditionally cooked slowly in such a pot; the dish is normally served with couscous.

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  1. ^ tajine, n.”, in OED Online  , Oxford: Oxford University Press, September 2006; “tagine” (US) / “tagine” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.

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NounEdit

tajine m (plural tajines)

  1. Alternative spelling of tagine

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NounEdit

tajine m (plural tajines)

  1. Alternative spelling of tagine