beggar's chicken


Definition of beggar's chicken

: a traditional Chinese dish of marinated and stuffed chicken wrapped in lotus leaves and roasted in a shell of clay

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First Known Use of beggar's chicken

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Beggar's chicken.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Mar. 2021.

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