from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A traditional Scandinavian dish prepared by soaking air-dried cod in a lye solution for several weeks before skinning, boning, and boiling it, a process that gives the dish its characteristic gelatinous consistency.
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- n. A traditional Nordic dish made from stockfish and soda lye.
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- n. dried cod soaked in a lye solution before boiling to give it a gelatinous consistency
Norwegian : lut, lye (from Swedish, from Old Norse laudhr, soap, foam; see leu(ə)- in Indo-European roots) + fisk, fish (from Old Norse fiskr).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)