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    What does "Entree" mean?

    As the title suggests, what does "entree" mean? By all means give multiple reasons/answers but please "back up" your answers with identifiable fact.

    BTW, this is about teaching English to EFL students.

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    Its the main course of a meal or if your being formal its the course served between the fish and the meat.

    No need to back it up, thats what it means.

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    You and milkman should use GOOGLE a bit more, saves you some time too.
    en·trée or en·tree (ntr, n-tr)
    n. 1. a. The main dish of a meal.
    b. A dish served in formal dining immediately before the main course or between two principal courses.

    2. a. The act of entering.
    b. The power, permission, or liberty to enter; admittance.

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    Entree is your starter not main course. Today, what is called an entrée elsewhere is called the first course, appetizer, or starter. In Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
    Or its French for entrance. An entrée (French, literally meaning entry or entrance)

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    ^^Thats what I said I just left off the french meaning which is the origin of the english version of the word.

    And your right. I didn't google it.

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    What does "retrousse" mean?

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    It means just the same as 'usse' just a little more 70's.

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    What about "cullo" ?

    Lovely word, right for this thread. Let's lick it and see.

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    What is a chode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    And your right. I didn't google it.
    And I wasn't talking to you either,, Mike should learn where the google button is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    Entree is your starter not main course. Today, what is called an entrée elsewhere is called the first course, appetizer, or starter. In Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management
    Or its French for entrance. An entrée (French, literally meaning entry or entrance)
    That's what I thought - entree, as in enter, first, e.g. onion baji, prawn cocktail, melon etc.

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    ^me too, i see Timba lurking so he may tell us?

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    In French restaurants the entree is the appetizer before the main course. In North America it is the main course.

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    What do they call a starter in North America then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    What do they call a starter in North America then?
    An appetizer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    What do they call a starter in North America then?
    They don't call it Spotted Dick, that's fer sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    What do they call a starter in North America then?
    An appetizer.
    Thankyou now I know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    What do they call a starter in North America then?
    They don't call it Spotted Dick, that's fer sure!
    Thats a desert Moon Bat.

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    ^It was always just called "afters" when i was a kid, or is that just my strange family?
    Last edited by jizzybloke; 30-12-2008 at 02:10 AM. Reason: arrow

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    We called it pudding

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    What do they call a starter in North America then?
    They don't call it Spotted Dick, that's fer sure!
    Thats a desert Moon Bat.
    I know - and not a bad one at that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boon Mee View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy View Post
    What do they call a starter in North America then?
    They don't call it Spotted Dick, that's fer sure!
    Could be a starter, if that's all your having.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    In French restaurants the entree is the appetizer before the main course. In North America it is the main course.
    Trust the yanks to cock it up....Most countries with any clue use the term to describe the first part of a meal.How did it became the "main course" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Chuchok View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    In French restaurants the entree is the appetizer before the main course. In North America it is the main course.
    Trust the yanks to cock it up....Most countries with any clue use the term to describe the first part of a meal.How did it became the "main course" ?
    'Merkins don't have all that time you layabout Euros have to dawdle over a meal. What's the 'first' part of the meal, anyhow? The friggin' salad, right? Then comes the entree followed by a nice piece of Spotted Dick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daveboy
    We called it pudding
    For years, we called it pudding. Then a cantankerous old Aunt insisted that it should be called 'sweet', if it was sweet. 'Tart', if it was tart, etc etc. Now She has passed on and we prefer the term 'afters'.

    Never fails to get a smile when I talk about 'afters' in any LOS eating place. Sometimes I get my arm thumped but I usually mean an icecream.

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