burgoo

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Of unclear origin. Apparently from the dialectical term burgood (yeast). Perhaps ultimately from Welsh burym (yeast) + cawl (cabbage, gruel),[1] or perhaps from Arabic.[2]

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Noun[edit]

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burgoo (uncountable)

  1. (nautical) A dish which originated among seafarers during the days of sail: a sort of porridge seasoned with sugar, salt and butter.

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 burgoo in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  2. ^ burgoo” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.