barbecue

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English[edit]

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Marinated beef grilling on a barbecue.
A plate of barbecue (foreground) with sauce, beans and bread.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish barbacoa, from Taíno barbakoa (framework of sticks), the raised wooden structure the natives used to either sleep on or cure meat. Originally meal of roasted meat or fish. Doublet of barbacoa.

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barbecue (countable and uncountable, plural barbecues)

  1. A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
    Coordinate terms: grill, boucan
    We cooked our food on the barbecue.
  2. A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
    We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
  3. Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
    She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
  4. (dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
  5. A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
    • 2000, Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean, page 227:
      Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue, basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.
  6. (obsolete) A framework of sticks.
    • 1705, William Dampier, Voyages and Descriptions, Volume 2, London: James Knapton, “A Supplement of the Voyage Round the World,” Chapter 5, p. 90,[1]
      We found no Houses of Entertainment on the Road, yet at every Village we came we got Houseroom, and a Barbacue of split Bambooes to sleep on.

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barbecue (third-person singular simple present barbecues, present participle barbecuing or barbecueing, simple past and past participle barbecued)

  1. To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
  2. To grill.

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  • (grill, barbecue): braai (South African English)

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English barbecue.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑrbəkju/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bar‧be‧cue

Noun[edit]

barbecue m (plural barbecues, diminutive barbecuetje n)

  1. barbecue

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barbecue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of barbecueën
  2. imperative of barbecueën
  3. first-person singular present indicative of barbecuen
  4. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of barbecuen
  5. imperative of barbecuen

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English barbecue.

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barbecue m (plural barbecues)

  1. barbecue
    • 2015 July 17, Monde[2]:
      Repéré par tous les réseaux de foodistas depuis son lancement, en 2011, le Braisenville a imposé son décor, censé évoquer la palette chromatique du barbecue (lustres orange braise, briques noir charbon, sol ciment gris cendre), et un vrai concept culinaire.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From English barbecue, from Spanish barbacoa, from Taíno barbakoa (framework of sticks).

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Noun[edit]

barbecue n (indeclinable)

  1. barbecue (cooking instrument)
    Synonyms: ruszt, grill
  2. barbecue (meal)
    Synonym: grill
  3. barbecue sauce

Further reading[edit]

  • barbecue in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • barbecue in Polish dictionaries at PWN