noun, plural burgoos for 2b.
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.
a picnic or other gathering at which
burgoo is served.
perhaps ultimately < Arabic burghul, burghūl
cracked wheat (see bulgur
), though immediate source is uncertain