Burgoo meaning

bûrgo͝o, bər-go͝o
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(new england) Any of several thick stews, originally an oatmeal porridge.
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A thick oatmeal porridge.
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(nautical) A dish which originated among seafarers during the days of sail: a sort of porridge seasoned with sugar, salt and butter.
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Origin of burgoo

  • Perhaps alteration of ragout

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of unclear origin. Apparently from the dialectical term burgood (“yeast”). Perhaps ultimately from Welsh burym (“yeast”) + cawl (“cabbage, gruel”), or perhaps from Arabic.

    From Wiktionary