force·​meat | \ ˈfȯrs-ˌmēt How to pronounce forcemeat (audio) \

Definition of forcemeat

: finely chopped and highly seasoned meat or fish that is either served alone or used as a stuffing

called also farce

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Each plate was set with a slice of the breast next to a forcemeat lollipop, and a section of mandarin and dime-size pommes souffles thickly coated with ramp powder that quickly overshadowed the mandarin sauce and threw the dish out of balance. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why the restaurant Coi won’t be on this year’s Top 100 Restaurants list," 17 Apr. 2018 From her book, Eighmey also recommends period-appropriate forcemeat balls—the kind Franklin would have feasted on in 1740s Philly—infused with mace, nutmeg and cloves. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, "The Ben Franklin-Inspired Super Bowl Recipes You Never Knew You Needed," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of forcemeat

circa 1688, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for forcemeat

force (alteration of farce entry 2) + meat

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