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

  • n. A small cake of minced food, such as poultry, vegetables, or fish, that is usually coated with bread crumbs and fried in deep fat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Minced, cooked, food (usually meat or vegetables), which is fried in deep fat and sometimes sprinkled with bread crumbs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A ball of minced meat, fowl, rice, vegetables, or other ingredients, often in a thick white sauce, highly seasoned, breaded, and fried.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mass of finely minced and seasoned meat or fish (or rice, potato, etc.) made into a small ball or other regular form, and fried crisp and brown.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. minced cooked meats (or vegetables) in thick white sauce; breaded and deep-fried


French, from croquer, to crunch.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French croquer ("to crunch"). (Wiktionary)



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