from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of shirr.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Made or gathered into a shirr.
  • adj. Broken into an earthen dish and baked over the fire; -- said of eggs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Puckered or gathered, as by shirring: as, a shirred bonnet.
  • Having india-rubber or elastic cords woven in the texture, so as to produce shirring.
  • In cookery, poached in cream: said of eggs.


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