barbecue


1bar·be·cue

transitive verb \ˈbär-bi-ˌkyü\

: to cook (food) on a barbecue : to broil or roast (meat, fish, etc.) over hot coals or an open fire

bar·be·cued bar·be·cu·ing

Full Definition of BARBECUE

1
:  to roast or broil on a rack or revolving spit over or before a source of heat (as hot coals)
2
:  to cook in a highly seasoned vinegar sauce
bar·be·cu·er noun

Examples of BARBECUE

  1. We barbecued chicken and ribs.
  2. We barbecue often during the summer.

Origin of BARBECUE

2barbecue
First Known Use: 1690

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2barbecue

noun

: a flat metal frame that is used to cook food over hot coals or an open fire

: an outdoor meal or party at which food is cooked on a barbecue

: food that has been cooked on a barbecue : barbecued food

Full Definition of BARBECUE

1
a :  a large animal (as a steer) roasted whole or split over an open fire or a fire in a pit
b :  barbecued food <eat barbecue>
2
:  a social gathering especially in the open air at which barbecued food is eaten
3
:  an often portable fireplace over which meat and fish are roasted

Variants of BARBECUE

barbecue also bar·be·que

Examples of BARBECUE

  1. grill a steak on the barbecue
  2. We plan to have a barbecue for the whole family.
  3. She invited us over for some beer and barbecue.

Origin of BARBECUE

American Spanish barbacoa framework for supporting meat over a fire, probably from Taino
First Known Use: 1709

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

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