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[ri-lets; French ree-yet] /rɪˈlɛts; French riˈyɛt/
noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) French Cookery.
an appetizer made usually of pork or goose meat that is diced, seasoned, cooked, and then pounded or ground to the consistency of a spread.
Origin of rillettes
1885-90; < French Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Dinner can start off with a cup of lobster bisque, escargot with garlic and butter or gently molded duck rillettes.
  • There were mountains of food sitting on the table-enough crudités, pâtés, and rillettes to keep the conversation flowing.

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