Definition of osso buco in English:

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osso buco

Pronunciation: /ˌäsō ˈbo͝okō/


An Italian dish made with veal shank containing marrowbone, stewed in wine with vegetables and seasonings.
Example sentences
  • The Italians have osso bucco with its famed marrow center: In France, tête de veau, consommé en gelée, and the like are considered classics.
  • I came over all Tuscan, opting for veal osso bucco with braised vegetables and red wine sauce, citrus creamed potatoes and pavé of dried fruits.
  • As my experience of veal is mostly limited to schnitzel and osso bucco, this dish was a surprise.


Italian, literally 'marrowbone'.

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Syllabification: os·so bu·co

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