haggis

[hag-is]
noun Chiefly Scot.
a traditional pudding made of the heart, liver, etc., of a sheep or calf, minced with suet and oatmeal, seasoned, and boiled in the stomach of the animal.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English hageys < Anglo-French *hageis, equivalent to hag- (root of haguer to chop, hash < Middle Dutch hacken to hack1) + -eis noun suffix used in cookery terms

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haggis (ˈhæɡɪs)
 
n
a Scottish dish made from sheep's or calf's offal, oatmeal, suet, and seasonings boiled in a skin made from the animal's stomach
 
[C15: perhaps from haggen to hack1]

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haggis
early 15c., now chiefly Scottish, but common in M.E., perhaps from O.Fr. agace "magpie," on analogy of the odds and ends the bird collects. The other theory traces it to O.E. haggen "to chop" (see hack (1)).
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haggis

a national dish of Scotland. A haggis is actually a large spherical sausage made of the liver, heart, and lungs of a sheep, all chopped and mixed with beef or mutton suet and oatmeal and seasoned with onion, cayenne pepper, and other spices. The mixture is packed into a sheep's stomach and boiled. Haggis is usually accompanied by turnips and mashed potatoes; Scotch whisky is customarily drunk with it.

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