headcheese

noun
head·​cheese | \ ˈhed-ˌchēz How to pronounce headcheese (audio) \

Definition of headcheese

: a jellied loaf or sausage made from edible parts of the head, feet, and sometimes the tongue and heart especially of a pig

Examples of headcheese in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Wide ceramic troughs of homemade country pork pâté and rough, aspic-jiggly headcheese, wheels of crusty brown bread, fat links of saucisson sec, more oysters. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, "My Totally Racous, Très French, Super Wine-Soaked Weekend in the Loire," 13 Dec. 2019 Pigs’ heads are cooked, picked, and made into headcheese. Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit, "No. 01Turkey and the WolfNew Orleans," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of headcheese

1831, in the meaning defined above

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18 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Headcheese.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headcheese. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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headcheese

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English Language Learners Definition of headcheese

US : a food made from parts of the head, feet, and sometimes the tongue and heart of a pig

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