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bur·goo  audio  (bûrg, br-g) KEY 

NOUN:
pl. bur·goos
  1. New England Any of several thick stews, originally an oatmeal porridge.
  2. Chiefly Kentucky & Southern Illinois
    1. A spicy stew made of poultry, game, other meats, and vegetables, usually cooked outdoors.
    2. A picnic featuring such a stew.

ETYMOLOGY:
Perhaps alteration of ragout


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