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A ragout is etymologically something which ‘reinvigorates the appetite’. The word, which used also to be spelled ragoo, was borrowed in the seventeenth century from French ragoût, a ...

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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013

... A ragout is etymologically something which ‘reinvigorates the appetite’. The word, which used also to be spelled ragoo , was borrowed in the seventeenth century from French ragoût , a derivative of the verb ragoûter ‘to revive the taste of’ ( goût means ‘taste’). It denotes a rich stew containing meat and vegetables in a thick sauce (although the French term ragoût can also cover fish...

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The Oxford Companion to Food (3 ed.)

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... a French term, adopted into English as ragoo in the 17th century, which indicates a stew of meat and vegetables, especially if a highly flavoured sauce is added to it towards the end of the cooking time. The verb ragoûter , from which the noun is derived, means ‘to revive the taste of’, i.e. ‘to perk up’, e.g. by this addition. In the 18th century, when many English cookery writers held fancy French dishes in scorn (or professed to do so), the ragoo became a sort of symbol of what they disliked. Thus Thacker ( 1758 ) , explaining why his own book was...

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A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition (4 ed.)

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2014

... Stew of meat or poultry and vegetables, browned in a little fat then gently...

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A Dictionary of Journalism

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2014
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...rag-out The reproduction of a section of a previous story, usually comprising the headline and intro , as a graphic alongside a follow-up item, thereby reminding readers of the earlier coverage. A rag-out is often encased in a jagged border to give the impression of it having been torn from the original...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013
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... • ragout • fugu , Ouagadougou • Telugu •...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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2003
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... meat stewed with vegetables. XVII. — F. ragoût , f. ragoûter revive the taste of, f. ra- (i.e. RE- + a- ) + goût ...

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The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

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2002
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... noun M17 French ( ragoût , from ragoûter to revive the taste of, from as goût ). 1 M17 A highly seasoned dish of meat cut into small pieces and stewed with vegetables. 2 L17–M18 A sauce, a...

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Pocket Oxford German Dictionary: German-English (4 ed.)

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2012
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6 words
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Pocket Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary: French-English (4 ed.)

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2012
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5 words
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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18 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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53 words
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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2015
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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48 words
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
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2004
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English Dictionaries and Thesauri
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33 words
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A ragout is etymologically something which ‘reinvigorates the appetite’. The word, which used also to be spelled ragoo, was borrowed in the seventeenth century from French ragoût, a derivative of the ...
nantua

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Any dish cooked à la Nantua, or served with a sauce Nantua, contains crayfish or crayfish tails as its chief flavouring element. Perhaps the one most often found on menus today is filets de sole ...
navarin

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French;ragoût of mutton with potatoes and onions or spring vegetables.
salmi

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A salmi, or in French salmis, is a dish made by partly roasting a bird, particularly a game bird such as a grouse or partridge, and then slicing it up and stewing it in a rich sauce based on wine and ...
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The Diner’s Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2013

... potato dish that is a speciality of the Auvergne region of central France. Cream and grated young Cantal cheese are stirred into mashed potato to produce a smooth and slightly stringy purée. The word was adopted into French from Provençal, and may be related to haricot ‘ragout, stew’. See haricot bean...

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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...A medley, a confused jumble, and properly a hotchpotch made of all the scraps of the larder, from French galimafrée , ‘ragout’, ‘hash’. The origin of the word is unknown, although it may be related to galimatias . They have a dance which the wenches say is a gallimaufry of gambols, because they are not...

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