|gefilte fish||(geh-FIHL-tuh FISH)|
n. Minced sweet or sour fish, cooked in balls or a log and sliced. [lit., "stuffed fish"(JPS), since the chopped fish used to be placed back in the fish for cooking.]
"Should we have salmon or gefilte fish Friday night?"
Languages of Origin
געפֿילטע פֿיש gefilte fish 'stuffed/filled fish'
- Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
- Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)
- North America
- The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003).
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Who Uses This
This is a mix of several types of fish.
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