botargo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Occitan botarga or Italian bottarga ‎(a type of large sausage, wide breeches), from Arabic بطارخ ‎(buṭariḫ), from Coptic ⲟⲩⲧⲁⲣⲁⲭⲟⲛ ‎(outarakhon), from Byzantine Byzantine Greek ᾠοτάριχον ‎(ōiotárikhon) = ᾠόν ‎(ōión, egg) + τάριχον ‎(tárikhon, pickled fish) (compare αβγοτάραχο ‎(avgotáracho)). Related to Italian bottarga, French boutargue.

Noun[edit]

botargo ‎(plural botargos or botargoes)

  1. Bottarga; a cake or sausage made from salted mullet roe.