from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An earthenware container for cooking and serving food.
- n. Any of various dishes prepared or cooked in a terrine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A dish or pan, typically used for casseroles and made out of pottery.
- n. A pâté baked in said described dish which is served cold.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A dish or pan, originally of earthenware, such as those in which various dishes are cooked and served; esp., an earthenware jar containing some table delicacy and sold with its contents.
- n. A kind of ragout formerly cooked and served in the same dish; also, a dish consisting of several meats braised together and served in a terrine.
- n. A soup tureen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An earthenware vessel, usually a covered jar, used for containing some fine comestible, and sold with its contents: as, a terrine of pâté de foie gras.
- n. Specifically An earthen vessel for soup; a tureen (which see).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pate or fancy meatloaf baked in an earthenware casserole
French; see tureen.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French terrine "a clay dish" by extension, "that which is cooked in the dish". (Wiktionary)