from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Finely chopped fish, usually whitefish, pike, or carp, mixed with crumbs, eggs, and seasonings, cooked in a broth in the form of balls or oval-shaped cakes, and usually served chilled.
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- noun A dish of stuffed
fish, or of fish cakesin broth.
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- noun well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stock
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Yiddish : gefilt, past participle of filn, to fill, stuff (from Middle High German vüllen, from Old High German fullen; see pelə in Indo-European roots) + fish, fish (from Middle High German visch, from Old High German fisc).]
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Yiddish געפֿילטע־פֿיש (gefilte fish, "stuffed fish"), from געפֿילט (gefilt, "stuffed"), from German gefüllter ("stuffed") + Fisch ("fish").
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