Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small skewer or spit used to broil or roast meat, fish, or vegetables.
  • n. Food broiled or roasted on a small skewer or spit.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. small skewer or spit on which small pieces of meat, fish or vegetables are roasted or broiled
  • n. food cooked on such a device

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small spit or skewer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A skewer to stick meat on, used in cookery.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small spit or skewer

Etymologies

French, from Old French, diminutive of broche, spit; see broach1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French diminutive of broche, a spit (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My brochette of scallops lay on a giant raviolo, soggy in a seasick green sauce.

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  • You can get creative (after all, that's what pintxo/tapas culinary culture is all about) or stick with traditional favorites like the "Gilda," a guindilla (Spanish chile pepper), an anchovy and a green olive speared with a toothpick or a pawn and bacon brochette.

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  • After another couple of minutes, I touched and gently pressed the surface again and felt some resistance and knew that it was time to stick a tester I use a long metal brochette/kabob spear in.

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  • Over shrimp brochette, another defends the coup, in spite of its violence.

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  • My chasseurs were toasted en brochette and sent tumbling back through my lines.

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  • Then we had shrimp brochette and a cherry tomato salad.

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  • If Chris Wyser-Pratt and Pinch Sulzberger were indeed talking about "making quenelles de brochette," either their French or their cooking is in bad need of remediation.

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  • I was still recovering when we were served our first amuse-bouche, the tiniest gamba brochette standing in a dish of minced cucumbers, peppers, and olive oil, and leaning against a speck of endive.

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  • Our sleeping arrangement was such that we were bedded ├á la brochette* -- in a loft, along a tight line of mattresses with a pause every fourth sleeper wherein there was a landing with its ladder.

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  • Per brochette: 248 Calories, 16 g Fat, 2.3 g Sat, 172 mg Chol, 0 g Fiber, 23 g Pro, 1 g Carb, 409 mg Sodium

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