bi·​gos | \ ˈbē-ˌgōs How to pronounce bigos (audio) \

Definition of bigos

: a traditional Polish stew of sauerkraut and pork and often other types of meat, fruits, and vegetables (such as lamb, apples, or mushrooms) So Helenka's menu runs from … bigos to white borsch, steak tartare caviar, pate, duck and vodka pepper steak … — Chris Sherman, St. Petersburg Times (Florida), 18 Dec. 1992 When you find yourself in the mood for pierogi, stuffed cabbage, borscht, and bigos, this is the place to come to.— Mike Colameco, Mike Colameco's Food Lover's Guide to New York City, 2009

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First Known Use of bigos

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bigos

borrowed from Polish, of uncertain origin

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“Bigos.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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