American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A leg of mutton, lamb, or veal for cooking.
- n. A leg-of-mutton sleeve.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A leg of mutton.
- A small piece of flesh; a small piece of anything. Also giggot, gigget.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A leg of mutton.
- n. obsolete A small piece of flesh; a slice.
- n. lamb leg suitable for roasting
- French, from Old French, diminutive of gigue, fiddle, from Middle High German gīge, from Old High German gīga. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The monkfish tail is a large piece of meat, lending to its nickname in Scotland as "gigot," as in a leg of lamb.”
“The gigot is the handsomest and most valuable part of the carcass, and on that account fetches the highest price.”
“The menu, which changes at the turn of each season, focuses on the culinary - and mostly carnivorous - treasures of Gascony, a former province in the southwest of France: this is your chance to enjoy Quercy lamb (the name of the restaurant, roughly pronouced as jee-go, is a play on the word gigot, meaning leg of lamb, Bigorre black pork, or Gers poultry in generous, well-executed dishes ...”
“The tartine de gigot d'agneu is prepared with a leg of lamb, herbed goat cheese, arugula, tapenade and rosemary jus.”
“The cassoulet was perhaps a trifle salty tonight, and the gigot à la cuillère…”
“I'd leave the gigot farci en croute for another time, and stick to dishes you can easily figure out.”
“There are useful tips on food preparation peppered throughout the book and strange ones, like illustrated hints on preparing a gigot - leg of lamb - which I know is because this cut is a fave in traditional French cookery, but what about the rest?”
“After, the boyfriend had the gigot, which was excellent.”
“So tender and juicy, the gigot really outshone my sad dry roasted lamb in comparison.”
“She wore a fashionable high-necked cream blouse of contemporary cut with gigot sleeves, matched with a skirt, flat-panelled at the front and nipped tight at the waist, with a gathering of material at the back.”
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