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brewis

[broo-is, brooz] /ˈbru ɪs, bruz/
noun, Newfoundland.
1.
hard bread soaked in water and then boiled.
2.
such bread, with pieces of fish added, served as a meal.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; earlier brewz, brewes, apparently blend of bree broth, juice (Middle English bre, Old English *brēo, variant of brīw; cf. brei) and browes, Middle English broys broth, soup < Old French broez (nominative), broet (accusative), equivalent to bro (< Old High German brod broth) + -et -et
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British Dictionary definitions for brewis

brewis

/ˈbruːɪs/
noun (dialect, mainly Northern English & Canadian, US)
1.
bread soaked in broth, gravy, etc
2.
thickened broth
3.
(Canadian) (bruːz). a Newfoundland stew of cod or pork, hardtack, and potatoes
Word Origin
C16: from Old French broez, from broet, diminutive of breubroth
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