gefilte fish

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ge·fil·te fish

 (gə-fĭl′tə)
n.
Finely chopped fish, usually whitefish, pike, or carp, mixed with crumbs, eggs, and seasonings, cooked in a broth in the form of balls or oval-shaped cakes, and usually served chilled.

[Yiddish : gefilt, past participle of filn, to fill, stuff (from Middle High German vüllen, from Old High German fullen; see pelə in Indo-European roots) + fish, fish (from Middle High German visch, from Old High German fisc).]

gefilte fish

(ɡəˈfɪltə) or

gefüllte fish

n
(Cookery) Jewish cookery a dish consisting of fish and matzo meal rolled into balls and poached, formerly served stuffed into the skin of a fish
[Yiddish, literally: filled fish]

ge•fil′te fish′

(gəˈfɪl tə)
n.
balls or cakes of chopped boned fish mixed with egg, matzo meal, etc., and simmered in a broth.
[1890–95; < Yiddish: literally, stuffed fish]

gefilte fish

- Not a species, but a fish loaf made from various kinds of ground fish and other ingredients; the first word is from Yiddish, from German gefullte, "stuffed."
See also related terms for stuffed.
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Noun1.gefilte fish - well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stockgefilte fish - well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stock
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"