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gigot

[jig-uh t, zhee-goh] /ˈdʒɪg ət, ʒiˈgoʊ/
noun
1.
a leg-of-mutton sleeve.
2.
a leg of lamb or mutton.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Middle French, apparently diminutive of gigue fiddle (< Germanic; compare Old High German gîga kind of fiddle (German Geige), gig1), so called in allusion to its shape
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British Dictionary definitions for gigot

gigot

/ˈʒiːɡəʊ; ˈdʒɪɡət/
noun
1.
a leg of lamb or mutton
2.
a leg-of-mutton sleeve
Word Origin
C16: from Old French: leg, a small fiddle, from gigue a fiddle, of Germanic origin
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