from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. New England Any of several thick stews, originally an oatmeal porridge.
- n. Chiefly Kentucky & Southern Illinois A spicy stew made of poultry, game, other meats, and vegetables, usually cooked outdoors.
- n. Chiefly Kentucky & Southern Illinois A picnic featuring such a stew.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a seafaring dish from the days of sail; a sort of porridge seasoned with sugar, salt and butter
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of oatmeal pudding, or thick gruel, used by seamen.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A seamen's term for a dish made of boiled oatmeal seasoned with salt, butter, and sugar; gruel.
- n. A kind of soup made with many different kinds of meat and vegetables, highly peppered and served very hot: popular in Kentucky and other places, especially at barbecues, picnics, and other outdoor feasts.
- n. A barbecue, picnic, or woodland feast at which the soup burgoo is served.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a gathering at which burgoo stew is served
- n. porridge made of rolled oats
- n. thick spicy stew of whatever meat and whatever vegetables are available; southern United States
The burgoo was a mixture of oatmeal and scraps of beef fat that had simmered all night on the galley stove.
As soon as this meeting was over, I took the midnight train for Dayton, where a "burgoo" feast was to be held the next day on the fair grounds.
I wondered if Jack was still "cleaning up" at pontoon, if Fred was getting his parcels again, and if Charley was still making those famous "burgoo" puddings.
His most recent venture, a collaboration with the National Archives called America Eats Tavern, is a place where historic dishes like Kentucky burgoo and mock turtle soup serve as a love letter to his adopted country.
“It reminds me of the burgoo we had in Louisville,” Graham said.
Chowder still means New England, Kentucky is burgoo, and the low country is Frogmore stew.
Stews such as Brunswick stew and its spicier Kentucky cousin, burgoo, were a nineteenth-century hodgepodge of whatever was at hand, including small game such as squirrel and rabbit, beans, and shoe-peg corn.
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Looking for a weekend full of more "cultured" events than eating burgoo and frolicing through Canberra's flowers?
I'm not crazy about serving dishes like burgoo, a nasty stew of beef, lamb and chicken or Hot Brown Sandwiches; turkey and bacon smothered in a cheese sauce.