Pronunciation: [shuh-mee-ZAY; ahn shuh-MEEZ]

The word chemise is French for "shirt" or "vest," and the term refers culinarily to a food that is wrapped or coated—such as wrapped in pastry, or coated with a sauce or aspic.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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