All Words Glossary

Glossary of Cooking Terms
beginning with letter P
Browse the Cooking Glossary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 

paella Tweet Definition of paella Like Definition of paella on Facebook
  1. A savory Valencian dish made of rice, cooked on a frying pan with vegetables and meat or shellfish.
pancake Tweet Definition of pancake Like Definition of pancake on Facebook
  1. A thin batter cake fry, fried in a pan or on a griddle in oil or butter.
pane Tweet Definition of pane Like Definition of pane on Facebook
  1. An individual sheet of glass in a window.
  2. (computing) A layer in the build-up of a GUI.
panettone Tweet Definition of panettone Like Definition of panettone on Facebook
  1. a soft, north Italian yeast brioche with candied fruit, usually prepared for Christmas
parboil Tweet Definition of parboil Like Definition of parboil on Facebook
  1. To boil food briefly so that it is partly cooked.
parfait Tweet Definition of parfait Like Definition of parfait on Facebook
  1. Short for French parfait (parfait glacée), an iced dessert made with egg yolks, sugar, cream, and flavouring (usually fruit), sometimes with the addition of a liqueur.
adjective (fr-infl-adj, sm=parfait, sf=parfaite, pm=parfaits, pf=parfaites, smp=paÊ�.fÉ�, sfp=paÊ�.fÉ�t, pmp=paÊ�.fÉ�, pfp=paÊ�.fÉ�t)
m, parfaite f
  1. perfect (exactly right)
Le déjeuner était parfait
:The lunch was perfect
  1. perfect (tense)
parmesan Tweet Definition of parmesan Like Definition of parmesan on Facebook
  1. A hard, full-fat Italian cheese from Parma
parmigiana Tweet Definition of parmigiana Like Definition of parmigiana on Facebook
  1. cooked or served with Parmesan cheese
pasta Tweet Definition of pasta Like Definition of pasta on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. Pieces of dough made from wheat and water sometimes mixed with egg used in various cuisines; it is often sold in dried form, and comes in a variety of shapes.
paste Tweet Definition of paste Like Definition of paste on Facebook
  1. A soft mixture, in particular:
  1. One of flour, fat, or similar ingredients used in making pastry.
  2. One of pounded foods, such as fish paste, liver paste, or tomato paste.
  3. One used as an adhesive, esp. for putting up wallpapers, etc.
    1. A hard lead-containing glass, or an artificial gemstone made from this glass.
verb (past, ing)
  1. (transitive) To stick with paste; to cause to adhere by or as if by paste.
  2. (context, intransitive, computing) To insert a piece of text previously copied or cut from somewhere else.
  3. (transitive) To strike or beat someone or something.
pastrami Tweet Definition of pastrami Like Definition of pastrami on Facebook
  1. A seasoned smoked cut of beef
pastry Tweet Definition of pastry Like Definition of pastry on Facebook
noun (plural: pastries)
  1. a baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, napoleans, puff pastries, etc.
pate Tweet Definition of pate Like Definition of pate on Facebook
noun (plural pates)
  1. The top of the head.
He had a shiny, bald .
Patty Tweet Definition of Patty Like Definition of Patty on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female, ) Diminutive of Patricia, a female given name.
peach Tweet Definition of peach Like Definition of peach on Facebook
noun (peaches)
  1. A small Chinese tree (Prunus persica), widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, having pink flowers and edible fruit.
  2. The soft juicy fruit of the peach tree, having yellow flesh, downy, red-tinted yellow skin, and a deeply sculptured pit or stone containing a single seed.
  3. (colour) A light moderate to strong yellowish pink to light orange color.
<table><tr><td>peach colour: &nbsp;</td> <td bgcolor="
  1. FFCF9D?" width="80">&nbsp; </td></tr></table>
    1. (informal) A particularly admirable or pleasing person or thing.
    2. The large, edible berry of the Sarcocephalus esculentus, a rubiaceous climbing shrub of west tropical Africa.
    3. The name of a princess in the video game series, Super Mario. Her last name is Toadstool. She is constantly kidnapped by Bowser.
  1. (colour) Of the color peach.
  2. Particularly pleasing or agreeable.
Peach Melba Tweet Definition of Peach Melba Like Definition of Peach Melba on Facebook
  1. (gastronomy) : classic French dessert, combing peaches and raspberry sauce accompanied with vanilla ice cream.
peanut butter Tweet Definition of peanut butter Like Definition of peanut butter on Facebook
  1. A spread made from ground peanuts.
Peking duck Tweet Definition of Peking duck Like Definition of Peking duck on Facebook
noun (uncountable)
  1. A dish consisting of roasted duck skin, small pancakes, and hoisin sauce and other condiments.
pemmican Tweet Definition of pemmican Like Definition of pemmican on Facebook
  1. A food made from meat which has been dried and beaten into a paste, mixed with berry, berries and rendered fat, and shaped into little patties.
  2. An emergency ration of meat and fruit.
penne Tweet Definition of penne Like Definition of penne on Facebook
  1. A type of short, diagonally cut pasta.
pepperoni Tweet Definition of pepperoni Like Definition of pepperoni on Facebook
  1. A spicy Italian sausage.
  2. A slice of pizza.
Yo Tony, gimme a slice of and a coke.
  1. pizza covered in slices of .
  2. (rare) anything covered in slices of .
pepper pot Tweet Definition of pepper pot Like Definition of pepper pot on Facebook
  1. A small container with a perforated top used for sprinkling ground pepper
percolate Tweet Definition of percolate Like Definition of percolate on Facebook
  1. A liquid that has been percolated.
verb (percolates, percolating, percolated)
  1. (transitive) To pass a liquid through a porous substance; to filter.
  2. (intransitive) To drain or seep through a porous substance.
    Water percolates through sand.
  3. (transitive) To make (coffee) in a percolator.
    I'll percolate some coffee.
  4. (intransitive) (figurative) To spread slowly or gradually; to slowly become noticed or realised.
    Reports on the pitiful state of many prisons have finally perlocated through to the Home Office, which has promised to look into the situation.
    Through media reports it percolated to the suface that the police investigation was profoundly flawed.
percolator Tweet Definition of percolator Like Definition of percolator on Facebook
  1. A device used to brew coffee by boiling water under pressure through coffee grounds
pesto Tweet Definition of pesto Like Definition of pesto on Facebook
  1. A sauce, especially for pasta, originating from the Genoa region, made from basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and cheese (usually Pecorino)
phyllo Tweet Definition of phyllo Like Definition of phyllo on Facebook
  1. A type of dough, originating in Mediterranean cuisine, that is used in thin layers to make pastry, pastries (such as baklava and apple strudel) and pies and becomes very flaky when cooked
piccalilli Tweet Definition of piccalilli Like Definition of piccalilli on Facebook
  1. A yellow pickle made from cauliflower and other vegetables, vinegar, salt, sugar and spices.
piccata Tweet Definition of piccata Like Definition of piccata on Facebook
  1. Sliced, sautéed and served with lemon, parsley and butter sauce.
    • 1999: Rattle-snake with grapes and figs, old Brown Betty with a yellow wig " Tom Waits, "Filipino Box Spring Hog"
pickle Tweet Definition of pickle Like Definition of pickle on Facebook
  1. A cucumber preserved in a solution, usually a brine or a vinegar syrup.
A goes well with a hamburger.
  1. Often in plural (pickles), any vegetable preserved in vinegar and consumed as relish.
  2. The brine used for preserving food.
This tub is filled with the that we will put the small cucumbers into.
  1. A difficult situation.
The climber found himself in a when one of the rocks broke off.
  1. (slang) A penis.
  2. (baseball) A rundown.
Jones was caught in a between second and third.
  1. A children's game with three participants that emulates a baseball rundown
The boys played in the front yard for an hour.
  1. An affectionate term for a loved one
Are you okay my ?
verb (pickl, es)
  1. To preserve food in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution.
We pickled the remainder of the crop.
  1. To remove high-temperature scale and oxidation from metal with heated sulphuric acid.
The crew will the fittings in the morning.
pickled Tweet Definition of pickled Like Definition of pickled on Facebook
  1. preserved by pickling
  1. (slang) drunk
PIE Tweet Definition of PIE Like Definition of PIE on Facebook
  1. (linguistics) Proto-Indo-European (the protolanguage of most modern European and Indic languages)
pipe Tweet Definition of pipe Like Definition of pipe on Facebook
noun ]]
  1. A hollow tube that transports water, steam, or other liquid; usually made of metal, ceramic, wood, or plastic.
  2. A hollow stem with bowl at one end used for smoking (see also water pipe or bong)
  3. (geology) A vertical conduit through the Earth's crust below a volcano, through which magma has passed; often filled with volcanic breccia
  4. A type of pasta, similar to macaroni
  5. Decorative edging stitched to the hems or seams of an object made of fabric (clothing, hats, pillows, curtains, etc.); often a contrasting color
  6. (music) A hollow tube used to produce sound, such as an organ pipe.
  7. (music) A wind instrument making a whistling sound. (see pan pipes, bagpipe, boatswain's pipe)
  8. (lacrosse) One of the goalposts of the goal.
  9. (computing) The ASCII character at position 124 (decimal), 7C (hex), 01111100 (binary): " , "
  10. (computing) In Unix, the pipe character signifies that the output of one program feeds directly as input to another program.
  11. (context, computing, slang) A data backbone, or broadband Internet access (e.g., a "fat pipe" refers to a high-bandwidth connection).
  12. (obsolete) An English measure of capacity for liquids, containing 126 wine gallons; half a ton.
    • 1882: Again, by 28 Hen. VIII, cap. 14, it is re-enacted that the tun of wine should contain 252 gallons, a butt of Malmsey 126 gallons, a pipe 126 gallons, a tercian or puncheon 84 gallons, a hogshead 63 gallons, a tierce 41 gallons, a barrel 31.5 gallons, a rundlet 18.5 gallons. &mdash; James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, p. 205.
      1. (context, AU, colloquial, obsolete) An anonymous satire or essay, insulting and frequently libelous, written on a piece of paper and left somewhere public where it could be found and thus spread, to embarrass the author's enemies.
      1818: yet, it is much to be hoped, that from his example pipe-making will in future be reposed solely in the hands of Mr. William Cluer of the Brickfield Hill. &mdash; w:Sydney Gazette, Sydney Gazette, 26 September 1818, on w:William Bland, William Bland convicted of libelling w:Lachlan Macquarie, Governor Macquarie in a pipe (William Cluer was an earthenware pipe manufacturer). Quoted in More Pig Bites Baby! Stories from Australia's First Newspaper, volume 2, ed. Micahel Connor, Duffy and Snellgrove, 2004, ISBN 1-876631-91-0.
verb (pip, ing)
  1. To convey or transport something by means of pipes.
  2. To install or configure pipes.
  3. To play music on a pipe instrument, such as a bagpipe.
  4. (nautical) To signal or order by a note pattern on a bosun's pipe.
  5. To decorate a cake using a pastry bag a flexible bag from which icing is forced through a small nozzle to make various designs
piping Tweet Definition of piping Like Definition of piping on Facebook
  1. (present participle of, pipe)
  2. To dab away moisture.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : Our chimney was a square hole in the roof: it was but a little part of the smoke that found its way out, and the rest eddied about the house, and kept us coughing and the eye.
  1. High-pitched.
    His piping voice could be heard above the hubbub.
pistachio Tweet Definition of pistachio Like Definition of pistachio on Facebook
  1. A deciduous tree, Pistacia vera, grown in parts of Asia for its drupaceous fruit
  2. The nutlike fruit of this tree
PITA Tweet Definition of PITA Like Definition of PITA on Facebook
  1. (acronym) pain in the ass, Pain in the ass, pain in the arse.
pizza Tweet Definition of pizza Like Definition of pizza on Facebook
noun (pl2=pizze)
  1. A baked Italian dish of a thinly rolled bread dough crust (or a thick dough) typically topped with tomato sauce, cheese and other ingredients.
plasma Tweet Definition of plasma Like Definition of plasma on Facebook
  1. (physics) A state of matter consisting of fully ionized gas
    1. A clear component of blood or lymph containing fibrin
    2. blood plasma, Blood plasma, free of suspended cells, used in transfusions
plate Tweet Definition of plate Like Definition of plate on Facebook
  1. A serving dish or food course.
We filled our plate from the bountiful table.
  1. A flat metallic object of uniform thickness.
A clutch usually has two plates.
  1. (weightlifting) A weighted disk, usually of metal, with a hole in the center for use with a barbell, dumbbell, or exercise machine.
  2. (printing) An engraved surface used to transfer an image to paper.
We finished making the plates this morning.
  1. (context, printing, photography) An image or copy.
  2. (dentistry) A shaped and fitted surface, usually ceramic or metal that fits into the mouth and in which teeth are implanted; a dental plate.
  3. (construction) A horizontal framing member at the top or bottom of a group of vertical studs.
  4. A decorative or food service item coated with silver.
The tea was served in the .
  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) feet, from "plates of meat".
"Sit down and give your plates a rest"
  1. (baseball) home plate; where the batter stands next to
There was a close play at the .
  1. (geology) tectonic plate
verb (plat, ing)
  1. To cover the surface material of an object with a thin coat of another material, usually a metal.
This ring is plated with a thin layer of gold.
  1. To place the various elements of a meal on the diner's plate prior to serving.
After preparation, the chef will the dish.
  1. To perform cunnilingus.
He fingered her as he plated her with his tongue.
pluck Tweet Definition of pluck Like Definition of pluck on Facebook
  1. nerve, Nerve, fortitude, or persistence.
He didn't get far with the attempt, but you have to admire his .
  1. The lungs, heart with trachea and often oesophagus removed from slaughtered animals.
verb (plucks, plucking, plucked or obsolete, pluckt)
  1. (transitive) To pull something sharply; to pull something out
She plucked the phone from her bag and phoned her friend.
  1. (context, transitive, music) To gently play a single string, e.g. on a guitar, violin, etc.
Whereas a piano strikes the string, a harpsichord plucks it.
  1. To remove feathers from a bird.
plum pudding Tweet Definition of plum pudding Like Definition of plum pudding on Facebook
noun (plural: plum puddings)
  1. A pudding, cooked by boiling or steaming, and containing a large amount of dried fruit.
poacher Tweet Definition of poacher Like Definition of poacher on Facebook
  1. A person who trespasses in order to take game illegally
  2. A vessel with shallow cuplike compartments in which eggs are cooked over boiling water
poi Tweet Definition of poi Like Definition of poi on Facebook
  1. A national food of the Hawaiians, made by bake, baking and pound, pounding the kalo (or taro) root, and reduce, reducing it to a thin paste, which is allowed to ferment.
  1. A pair of roughly arm-length chains with loop handles attached to one end and bundle of wicking material on the other used in fire dancing (fire spinning). Poi used for practice may also consist of a fabric streamer with a light weight, such as a beanbag, at the leading edge.
polenta Tweet Definition of polenta Like Definition of polenta on Facebook
  1. any of various types and consistencies of a starchy accompaniment to a meal made from coarse maize-meal porridge, sometimes fried or grilled
popover Tweet Definition of popover Like Definition of popover on Facebook
  1. a light hollow muffin, resembling an individual Yorkshire pudding
porridge Tweet Definition of porridge Like Definition of porridge on Facebook
  1. A hot breakfast cereal dish made from oatmeal, milk and, or water heated and stirred until thick; eaten with a little salt in Scotland, or a little sugar or honey in England
    • Eat your while it's hot!
      1. (British slang) A prison sentence
    • Just do your and keep your head down
potage Tweet Definition of potage Like Definition of potage on Facebook
  1. a thick creamy soup
potpie Tweet Definition of potpie Like Definition of potpie on Facebook
  1. A pie, having pastry sides and bottom, and filled with meat etc
  2. A dish of meat and vegetable stew with dumplings
pottage Tweet Definition of pottage Like Definition of pottage on Facebook
  1. a thick soup or stew
pound cake Tweet Definition of pound cake Like Definition of pound cake on Facebook
  1. A dense yellow cake; the traditional recipe consists of a pound (unit of weight) each of butter, eggs, flour, and sugar.
preserve Tweet Definition of preserve Like Definition of preserve on Facebook
  1. a sweet spread made of any of a variety of berries
  2. a nature preserve
verb (preserv, ing)
  1. To protect; to keep; to maintain the condition of.
primavera Tweet Definition of primavera Like Definition of primavera on Facebook
  1. Describing a light vegetable sauce, especially one served with pasta
processed cheese Tweet Definition of processed cheese Like Definition of processed cheese on Facebook
  1. Any of several types of natural cheese that are pasteurized to lengthen storage life and combined with emulsifiers to aid smoothness. In some cases processed cheeses contain added colorings and preservatives.
profiterole Tweet Definition of profiterole Like Definition of profiterole on Facebook
  1. A small, hollow case of choux pastry with a filling
prosciutto Tweet Definition of prosciutto Like Definition of prosciutto on Facebook
noun (prosciutti, pl2=prosciuttos)
  1. A dry-cured ham from Italy.
prove Tweet Definition of prove Like Definition of prove on Facebook
verb (proves, proving, proved, proved or proven)
  1. (transitive) To demonstrate that something is true; to give proof for.
I will my method is more effective than yours.
The hypothesis has not been proven to our satisfaction.
  1. To turn out; to manifest.
It proved to be a cold day.
Have an exit strategy should your calculations incorrect.
pudding Tweet Definition of pudding Like Definition of pudding on Facebook
  1. A type of cake or dessert cooked usually by boiling or steaming.
  2. Any of various savoury dishes prepared in a similar way to a sweet pudding (eg, meat pudding) or from batter (eg, Yorkshire pudding)
  3. (context, UK) A dessert.
We have apple pie for today.
  1. A sausage made primarily from blood.
  2. A type of dessert that has a texture similar to custard or mousse but using some kind of starch as the thickening agent.
  3. (slang) An overweight person.
puff Tweet Definition of puff Like Definition of puff on Facebook
  1. (countable) A sharp exhalation of a small amount of breath through the mouth.
  2. (uncountable) The ability to breathe easily while exerting oneself.
out of puff
  1. (countable) A small quantity of gas or smoke in the air.
puff of smoke
puff of wind
  1. (context, informal, countable) An act of inhale, inhaling smoke from a cigarette, cigar or pipe.
  2. (context, uncountable, slang) The drug cannabis.
  3. (countable) A light cake filled with cream, cream cheese, etc.
cream puff
  1. (context, derogatory, slang, UK, particularly northern UK) a homosexual; a poof
  1. (intransitive) To emit smoke, gas, etc., in puffs.
  2. (intransitive) To pant.
  3. (transitive) To advertise (archaic)
puree Tweet Definition of puree Like Definition of puree on Facebook
  1. A food that has been ground or crushed into a thick liquid (e.g. tomato sauce is generally a puree).
verb (purees, pureeing, pureed)
  1. To crush or grind food into a puree.

Browse the Dictionary

  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 Translate Into:
Dutch   French   German
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Allwords Copyright 1998-2024 All rights reserved.