noun (plural burgoos) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1700 1. oatmeal gruel 2. hardtack and molasses cooked together 3. a. a stew or thick soup of meat and vegetables originally served at outdoor gatherings b. a picnic at which burgoo is served

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  • burgoo — /berr gooh, berr gooh /, n., pl. burgoos for 2b. 1. a thick oatmeal gruel, esp. as eaten by sailors. 2. Chiefly Kentucky and Tennessee. a. a thick, highly seasoned soup or stew, usually made of chicken or small game and corn, tomatoes, and onions …   Universalium

  • burgoo — n. thick oatmeal; (mainly in Kentucky and Tennessee, USA) thick seasoned stew of any meat and vegetables; party held outdoor where burgoo is cooked and eaten (mainly in Kentucky and Tennessee, USA) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • burgoo — noun 1. porridge made of rolled oats • Syn: ↑oatmeal • Hypernyms: ↑porridge 2. a gathering at which burgoo stew is served • Hypernyms: ↑cookout 3. thick spicy stew of whatever meat and whatever vegetables are available; southern United Stat …   Useful english dictionary

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  • burgoo — noun a seafaring dish from the days of sail; a sort of porridge seasoned with sugar, salt and butter …   Wiktionary

  • burgoo — [bə: gu:] noun 1》 US a stew or thick soup, typically one served at a picnic. 2》 chiefly Nautical a thick porridge. Origin from Arab. burġul (see burghul) …   English new terms dictionary

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