Definition of crubeen in English:

crubeen

Line breaks: cru|been
Pronunciation: /ˈkruːbiːn
 
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noun

Irish
A boiled pig’s trotter as food.
More example sentences
  • The front feet are the true crubeens, which have succulent bits of meat concealed around the bones.
  • Yet Ann kept up the old tradition of churning butter, serving up boxty, potato cakes, crubeens and many other Irish treats.
  • The last time the whole parish of Narraghmore was involved in such an undertaking was 1925 when you could buy a dozen crubeens for a shilling and nine old pennies or a bottle of Guinness for seven pennies!

Origin

mid 19th century: from Irish crúibín, diminutive of crúb 'claw, hoof'.

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