gigot

gigot

[jig-uht, zhee-goh]
noun
1.
a leg-of-mutton sleeve.
2.
a leg of lamb or mutton.

Origin:
1520–30; < Middle French, apparently diminutive of gigue fiddle (< Germanic; compare Old High German gîga kind of fiddle (German Geige), gig1), so called in allusion to its shape

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gigot (ˈʒiːɡəʊ, ˈdʒɪɡət)
 
n
1.  a leg of lamb or mutton
2.  a leg-of-mutton sleeve
 
[C16: from Old French: leg, a small fiddle, from gigue a fiddle, of Germanic origin]

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