ossobuco

ossobuco

[os-oh-boo-koh, oh-soh-; Italian aws-saw-boo-kaw]
noun, plural ossibuchi [os-ee-boo-kee, oh-see-; Italian aws-see-boo-kee] . Italian Cookery.
a dish of sliced veal shanks, typically prepared with olive oil, wine, seasonings, tomatoes, etc., and served with rice or other vegetables.

Origin:
1930–35; < Italian (Tuscan rendering of Milanese dial. òss bus), equivalent to osso bone (< Latin ossum, by-form of os, stem oss-) + buco hole, cavity, variant of buca (probably < Vulgar Latin *būca, by-form of Latin bucca mouth)

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