Lutefisk meaning

lo͝otfĭsk
A traditional Scandinavian dish made from stockfish that has been soaked in a lye solution for several days before cooking, becoming soft and gelatinous.
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A Scandinavian dish consisting of dried cod that has been softened by soaking in a lye solution, rinsed, and then boiled.
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A traditional Nordic dish made from stockfish and soda lye.
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Origin of lutefisk

  • Norwegian lut lye (from Swedish) (from Old Norse laudhr soap, foam leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots) fisk fish (from Old Norse fiskr)

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