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 (bûr′go͞o′, bər-go͞o′)
n. pl. bur·goos
1. New England Any of several thick stews, originally an oatmeal porridge.
2. Chiefly Kentucky & Southern Illinois
a. A spicy stew made of poultry, game, other meats, and vegetables, usually cooked outdoors.
b. A picnic featuring such a stew.

[Perhaps alteration of ragout.]
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(ˈbɜːɡuː; bɜːˈɡuː)
n, pl -goos
1. (Cookery) nautical slang porridge
2. (Cookery)
a. a thick highly seasoned soup or stew of meat and vegetables
b. a picnic or gathering at which such soup is served
[C18: perhaps from Arabic burghul crushed grain]
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(ˈbɜr gu, bɜrˈgu)

n., pl. -goos.
a. a highly seasoned stew made with a variety of meats and vegetables.
b. a picnic or other gathering, esp. in the southern U.S., at which this is served.
2. a thick oatmeal porridge.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burgoo - porridge made of rolled oatsburgoo - porridge made of rolled oats  
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick
2.burgoo - a gathering at which burgoo stew is served
cookout - an informal meal cooked and eaten outdoors
3.burgoo - thick spicy stew of whatever meat and whatever vegetables are available; southern United States
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
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