Mat"e*lote (?), Mat"e*lotte (?) , n. [F. matelote, fr. matelot a sailor; properly, a dish such as a sailors prepare.]
A stew, commonly of fish, flavored with wine, and served with a wine sauce containing onions, mushrooms, etc.
An old dance of sailors, in double time, and somewhat like a hornpipe.
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