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lutefisk

[loo-tuh-fisk] /ˈlu təˌfɪsk/
noun, Scandinavian Cookery.
1.
dried cod tenderized by soaking in lye, which is rinsed out before cooking.
Origin
< Norwegian lutefisk or Swedish lutfisk, equivalent to lut lye + fisk fish
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Examples for lutefisk
  • lutefisk is fish that is soaked in lye made from birch ash.
  • The craft fair is held in the high school gym adjacent to the annual lutefisk supper.

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