The definition of dredge is something that can dig or scoop things at the bottom of a body of water.(noun)
To dredge is defined as to search for or clear out something by digging.(verb)
In cooking, to dredge is defined as coating something with a dry ingredient.(verb)
An example of dredge is to coat it with flour.
See dredge in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: prob. < MDu dregge, akin to drag
Origin: < ME dragge, sweetmeat < OFr dragie < ML dragium, earlier dragetum < L tragemata < Gr tragēmata, pl. of tragēma, dried fruit, dessert < trōgein, to gnaw < IE *trog- < base *ter-, to rub: see throw
See dredge in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English dreg- (in dreg-boat, boat for dredging)
Origin: ; akin to Old English dragan, to draw.
transitive verb dredged dredged, dredg·ing, dredg·es
Origin: From obsolete dredge, a sweetmeat
Origin: , from Middle English dragge
Origin: , from Old French dragie
Origin: , alteration of Latin tragēmata, confectionary
Origin: , from Greek
Origin: , pl. of tragēma, sweetmeat; see terə-1 in Indo-European roots.
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