What does the word fricassee mean?

Usage examples for fricassee

  1. We used to threaten to put an extra padlock on the lens, lest he should try to fricassee it! – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  2. Sometimes he did not notice them at all, but ate straight on, not knowing a delicate fricassee from a junk of salt beef; that was very trying. – Marie by Laura E. Richards
  3. She thus writes:- Being very hungry I desired a Fricassee which the landlord undertaking managed so contrary to my notion of Cookery that I hastened to Bed superless. – Stage-coach and Tavern Days by Alice Morse Earle