gefilte fish

noun Jewish Cookery.
a forcemeat of boned fish, especially such freshwater fish as carp, pike, or whitefish, blended with eggs, matzo meal, and seasoning, shaped into balls or sticks and simmered in a vegetable broth, and often served chilled.
Also, gefillte fish, gefüllte fish, gefulte fish.

1890–95; < Yiddish: literally, stuffed fish Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
gefilte fish or gefüllte fish (ɡəˈfɪltə)
Jewish cookery a dish consisting of fish and matzo meal rolled into balls and poached, formerly served stuffed into the skin of a fish
[Yiddish, literally: filled fish]
gefüllte fish or gefüllte fish
[Yiddish, literally: filled fish]

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Word Origin & History

gefilte fish
1892, not a species, but fish loaf made from various kinds of ground fish and other ingredients; the first word is from Yiddish, from Ger. gefüllte "stuffed."
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