Definition of burgoo in English:

burgoo

Line breaks: bur¦goo
Pronunciation: /bəːˈguː
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1North American A stew or thick soup, typically one served at an outdoor meal.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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