hag·​gis | \ ˈha-gəs How to pronounce haggis (audio) \

Definition of haggis

: a traditionally Scottish dish that consists of the heart, liver, and lungs of a sheep or a calf minced with suet, onions, oatmeal, and seasonings and boiled in the stomach of the animal

Examples of haggis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He's also known for setting up adventurous culinary experiences, such as eating tarantulas in Cambodia or whisky-and-haggis pairings in Scotland. Eric Goldring, Travel + Leisure, 8 Feb. 2022 Dinner includes traditional and curried haggis, mashed potatoes, shortbread, shepherd’s pie, roasted root vegetables, and of course, a pint of Beastie Stout and dram of Scotch. Marc Bona, cleveland, 13 Jan. 2022 Brooke Shields manages to up the location ante by sharing a castle with a Scottish Duke, played by Cary Elwes, speaking in a burr as deep as a dish of haggis. Bill Carter For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 9 Dec. 2021 Was my curiosity worth the extra 3.3 kg of CO2 the haggis cost, compared to the hotpot’s 0.1 kg? Aryn Baker/glasgow, Time, 9 Nov. 2021 Somewhat resembling Scottish haggis, it is prepared by using the stomach of a pig (or an artificial one) as a casing for the stuffing made from pork, potatoes, carrots, onions, marjoram, nutmeg and white pepper. Marcel Krueger, CNN, 22 Oct. 2021 Chew on info about outstanding oddities, such as the elaborate table etiquette of the Victorian era, the diets of Roman gladiators and the rules of haggis-hurling competitions in Scotland. Laura Manske, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 The menu featured pub classics with a twist—a superlative haggis Scotch egg, for instance, and an unctuous burger made with beef and lardo. Rebecca Rose, Travel + Leisure, 24 Sep. 2021 As in the original Laidlaw trilogy, the writing here is so sharp nearly every sentence could split open a haggis. Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of haggis

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haggis

Middle English hagese

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“Haggis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haggis. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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