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Definition of dripping

: fat and juices drawn from meat during cooking often used in plural

Examples of dripping in a Sentence

He cooked a turkey and made gravy from the drippings. Pour the dripping from the pan.
Recent Examples on the Web Place a large pan under the venison to catch the drippings. Jonathan Miles, Field & Stream, "Two Ways to Cook a Roasted Leg of Venison," 13 Jan. 2020 The poached egg cradled in the heart of a plate of salade aux lardons mixes, when broken, with the drippings of crisp, thick lardons to slather the greens with an impromptu vinaigrette. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "3 new metro Phoenix restaurants to try in January for tacos, Hawaiian BBQ and French fare," 3 Jan. 2020 Roast for 3 hours, basting occasionally with the drippings that accumulate in the bottom of the pan. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy," 19 Nov. 2019 After roasting, the vegetables, with all the pan drippings, are tossed into a bowl of shredded and seasoned kale to become a sort of warm, savory salad loaded with winning tastes and textures (and only one pan to scrub). Molly Stevens, chicagotribune.com, "Finding calm in the kitchen isn’t always easy. Here’s how to start.," 11 Nov. 2019 Tip: While the turkey rests, make gravy with the pan drippings. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "How to Properly Carve a Turkey Like a Pro," 11 Oct. 2019 Sides are simple but flavorful, like smashed cucumbers with caraway vinaigrette, shredded carrots with orange and coriander, and potatoes roasted in the schmaltzy drippings from the chicken. Ellen Fort, Sunset Magazine, "Juicy Rotisserie Chicken Spot from L.A.’s Kismet Team Is Now Open," 17 Jan. 2020 Add 1 ½ cups of the heavy cream to the empty skillet and scrape the drippings in the pan, and transfer them to the food processor. Michael R. Shea, Field & Stream, "The Complete Guide to Cooking and Eating Venison Offal," 25 Nov. 2019 Place a baking sheet on the lower rack lower to catch any drippings. Dayana Sarkisova, Washington Post, "Where there’s smoke, there’s an Armenian blistered eggplant dip," 26 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of dripping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dripping was in the 15th century

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22 Feb 2020

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“Dripping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dripping. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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: the fat and juices that come out of meat during cooking

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