giblets

giblets

[jib-lits]
plural noun
the heart, liver, gizzard, and the like, of a fowl, often cooked separately.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English < Old French gibelet a stew of game; compare French gibelotte rabbit stew

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giblets (ˈdʒɪblɪts)
 
pl n
(sometimes singular) the gizzard, liver, heart, and neck of a fowl
 
[C14: from Old French gibelet stew of game birds, probably from gibier game, of Germanic origin]

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giblets
c.1300, from O.Fr. gibelet "game stew," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Frank. *gabaiti "hunting with falcons."
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