Definition of crubeen in English:
A boiled pig’s trotter as food.
- 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!
mid 19th century: from Irish crúibín, diminutive of crúb 'claw, hoof'.