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gefilte fish

[guh-fil-tuh]
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.


Origin:
1890–95; < Yiddish: literally, stuffed fish

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gefilte fish or gefüllte fish (ɡəˈfɪltə)
 
n
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
 
n
 
[Yiddish, literally: filled fish]

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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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