Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A spicy Cajun stew of vegetables and seafood, especially crayfish.

Etymologies

Louisiana French, from French (à l')étouffée, stewed, alteration (influenced by étouffer, to smother) of étuvée, past participle of étuver, to stew, from Old French estuver; see stew.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • - The Bruins rushed out to an 8-point advantage after the first quarter, and kept the pressure on as Lancaster claimed a share of the Region 4-AAAA title by overwhelming Spring Valley.

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  • South Pointe hosts Lancaster on Monday in the Region 4-AAAA opener.

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  • After spotting the Indians a 13-point lead after one, Clover (15-4, 2-3 Region 4-AAAA) outscored Gaffney 55-49.

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  • Rock Hill (16-5, 7-2 Region 4-AAAA) used some smart baserunning to score its first run.

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  • A Rock Hill victory will give the Bearcats the Region 4-AAAA championship.

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  • Shaq Barber is on the way to the South Carolina State hoops program, and while the Georgia Class 4-AAAA player has yet to log a single collegiate minute we already know he can do something that no other guard on the SCSU roster could a season ago -- fly like a helicopter.

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  • Those memories include the first Section 4-AAAA title in school history and the most wins in a season in school history.

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  • Canon-McMillan coach Rick Bell is the first one in recent memory who has drawn a parallel to Section 4-AAAA and one of the country's toughest -- if not the toughest -- college basketball conference.

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  • Rock Hill is coming alive in Region 4-AAAA at the right time.

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  • The Bearcats (14-4 overall, 8-2 Region 4-AAAA) won 4-2 against the Stallions (6-8, 3-6) and clinched the championship.

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