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From Michif rubaboo, from French roux (thickener) + Proto-Algonquian *aboo (soup). Compare Ojibwe naboo (soup), -aaboo (liquid).


rubaboo (uncountable)

  1. A basic stew or porridge based on peas and/or corn.
    • 1940, Mary Jane Carr, Young Mac of Fort Vancouver (page 25)
      He ate the greasy rubaboo without a grumble, and when there was nothing in the pots for supper, he pulled his belt tighter, and said not a word, though all his growing bones cried out for food.