WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
daube  (dōb),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Fooda stew of braised meat, vegetables, herbs, and seasonings.
  2. Foodthe pot or casserole in which such a stew is cooked.
  • Gmc *dubban to strike; see dub1
  • Catalan (a la) adoba stewed, derivative of adobar to spice, origin, originally to prepare, arrange, ultimately
  • Italian dobba
  • French (spelling, spelled by association with dauber to daub)
  • 1715–25

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