WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ni•çoise  (nē swäz; Fr. nē swaz),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Foodin the style of Nice, France.
  2. Foodgarnished or prepared with tomatoes, and often anchovies, black olives, capers, etc.:salade niçoise.
  • Latin -ēnsis -ensis)
  • ellipsis of French à la niçoise (niçoise, feminine of niçois, equivalent. to Nice Nice + -ois, Old French -eis

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