burgoo

[bur-goo, bur-goo]
noun, plural burgoos for 2b.
1.
a thick oatmeal gruel, especially 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.
b.
a picnic or other gathering at which burgoo is served.

Origin:
1735–45; perhaps ultimately < Arabic burghul, burghūl cracked wheat (see bulgur), though immediate source is uncertain

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burgoo (ˈbɜːɡuː, bɜːˈɡuː)
 
n , pl -goos
1.  slang nautical porridge
2.  (Southern US)
 a.  a thick highly seasoned soup or stew of meat and vegetables
 b.  a picnic or gathering at which such soup is served
 
[C18: perhaps from Arabic burghul crushed grain]

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The meat is also good cooked in a crock-pot or a traditional burgoo.
The other is to include them in a stew called burgoo, where everything's put in-vegetables and all sorts of rodent parts.
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