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Related to shirr: shirred
tr.v. shirred, shirr·ing, shirrs
1. To gather (cloth) into decorative rows by parallel stitching.
2. To cook (raw eggs removed from the shell) by baking.
1. (Knitting & Sewing) to gather (fabric) into two or more parallel rows to decorate a dress, blouse, etc, often using elastic thread
2. (Cookery) (tr) to bake (eggs) out of their shells
(Knitting & Sewing) a series of gathered rows decorating a dress, blouse, etc
[C19: of unknown origin]
1. to draw up or gather (cloth or the like) on three or more parallel threads.
2. to bake (eggs removed from the shell), esp. in individual dishes.n.
3. Also, shirr′ing. a shirred arrangement, as of cloth.
[1840–50; orig. uncertain]
Past participle: shirred
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|Verb||1.||shirr - bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set; "shirr the eggs"|
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
bake - cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven; "bake the potatoes"