from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. (noun) The placing of a fowl, as a stuffing, inside another fowl.
Do we really need 'turducken' for a chicken inside a duck inside a turkey, when chefs already have the splendid word 'engastration' for the business of stuffing one creature inside another?
The passion for engastration seems to have had its admirers in all ages. The Irish Protestants, when they met annually to celebrate King William's memory, used to construct their curse on the Stewarts upon the same principle. - 'May the Pretender be in the Pope's belly, the Pope in the Devil's, the Devil in Hell, and the keys in an Orange-man's pocket.'
‘Engastration’ comes from Greek words that combine to mean ‘in the stomach.’