Share this entry

Share this page

gefilte fish

Syllabification: ge·fil·te fish
Pronunciation: /ɡəˈfiltə ˌfiSH
 
/

Definition of gefilte fish in English:

noun

A dish of stewed or baked stuffed fish, or of fish cakes boiled in a fish or vegetable broth and usually served chilled.
Example sentences
  • The gefilte fish of Jewish tradition is simply a quenelle of fish en gelée that is common in classical French cooking.
  • It was therefore the food of the Ashkenazi - chopped liver and gefilte fish, salt beef and latkes, cholent and borscht - which predominated there for many years.
  • Israeli food, with its Middle Eastern, North African and European heritage, is much more than chicken soup, bagels and gefilte fish.

Origin

late 19th century: Yiddish, 'stuffed fish', from filn 'to fill' + fish1.

Definition of gefilte fish in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day Sprachgefühl
Pronunciation: ˈʃprɑːxɡəˌfuːl
noun
intuitive understanding of a language’s natural idiom…