cutlets

cutlet

[kuht-lit]
noun
1.
a slice of meat, especially of veal, for broiling or frying.
2.
a flat croquette of minced chicken, lobster, or the like.

Origin:
1700–10; < French côtelette, Old French costelette double diminutive of coste rib < Latin costa. See -let

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cutlet (ˈkʌtlɪt)
 
n
1.  a piece of meat taken esp from the best end of neck of lamb, pork, etc
2.  a flat croquette of minced chicken, lobster, etc
 
[C18: from Old French costelette, literally: a little rib, from coste rib, from Latin costa]

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cutlet
1706, from Fr. côtelette, from O.Fr. costelette "little rib," from coste "rib, side," from L. costa (see coast), infl. by Eng. cut.
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