Definition of gefilte fish in English:

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gefilte fish

Pronunciation: /ɡəˈfɪltə/


[mass noun]
A dish of stewed or baked stuffed fish, or of fish cakes boiled in a fish or vegetable broth.
Example sentences
  • The gefilte fish of Jewish tradition is simply a quenelle of fish en gelée that is common in classical French cooking.
  • It was therefore the food of the Ashkenazi - chopped liver and gefilte fish, salt beef and latkes, cholent and borscht - which predominated there for many years.
  • Israeli food, with its Middle Eastern, North African and European heritage, is much more than chicken soup, bagels and gefilte fish.


Yiddish, 'stuffed fish', from filn 'to fill' + fish1.

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