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

  • n. See derma2.

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  • n. A dish made from stuffed intestine.
  • n. Intestines, guts.

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  • n. (Judaism) roasted fowl intestines with a seasoned filling of matzo meal and suet

Etymologies

Yiddish, from Russian kishka, intestine; see (s)keu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1935–40. From Yiddish קישקע (kishke), from Slavic—Polish kiszka, Russian кишка (kíška), or Ukrainian кишка (kýška). Ultimately from Proto-Slavic *kyša, *kyšьka (“intestine, stomach”). Related to Sanskrit कोष्ठ (koṣṭha, "intestine") and possibly Ancient Greek κύστις (kustis, "bladder"). (Wiktionary)

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