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

  • n. An Italian dish consisting of braised veal shanks in white wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An Italian dish of veal shanks braised in white wine tomatoes etc, often served with risotto.

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

  • n. sliced veal knuckle or shin bone cooked with olive oil and wine and tomatoes and served with rice or vegetables


Italian ossobuco, marrowbone : osso, bone + buco, hole.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Italian osso ("bone") + buco ("hole") (Wiktionary)


  • ‘Nonsense, ducky, they’re roaring round with osso buco and ratatouille down on the terrace before your very eyes.

    Tour de Force


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