Definition of burgoo in English:

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burgoo

Pronunciation: /bəːˈɡuː/

noun

[mass noun]
1North American A stew or thick soup, typically one served at an outdoor meal.
Example sentences
  • Among our fans, he is as popular as burgoo and as recognizable as the Keeneland logo.
  • Mutton gives the burgoo the same oomph that squirrel and other wild game formerly provided.
  • Legend has it that burgoo can be kept going for months and any kind of meat from squirrel, rabbit, venison, and bear can be used.
2chiefly Nautical A thick porridge.
Example sentences
  • Me mam once said that burgoo (porridge) will "put a skin on your belly like velvet."
  • In the British Royal Navy, Burgoo refers to a thick oatmeal gruel or porridge.
  • Burgoo was originally a thin gruel or porridge made by sailors in the 17th century.

Origin

From Arabic burġul (see burghul).

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