lute·​fisk | \ ˈlüt-ˌfisk How to pronounce lutefisk (audio) , ˈlü-tə- How to pronounce lutefisk (audio) \

Definition of lutefisk

: dried codfish that has been soaked in a water and lye solution before cooking

Examples of lutefisk in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That applies to much of the native fare, too: intense rye bread, piquant pickled herring, and the ever-polarizing lutefisk, which is lye-treated whitefish. Liza Weisstuch, Washington Post, 22 May 2020 Even the gelatinous pleasures of Scandinavian lutefisk or Chinese century eggs have their devotees. Nicola Twilley, Wired, 1 Apr. 2020 Hjelle has never gone ice fishing and will not eat lutefisk, two Minnesota traditions. Henry Schulman,, 29 Feb. 2020 The homegrown concoction is a sequel to Yellow Tree’s original ode to lutefisk and lizards, true love and tater tots and small-town Minnesota. Dominic P. Papatola, Twin Cities, 24 Nov. 2019 Geneva's Swedish Days is back with all the returning favorites, from lutefisk to the craft brew tent, from June 20-25. Annie Alleman, Elgin Courier-News, 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of lutefisk

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lutefisk

Norwegian, from lute to wash in lye solution + fisk fish

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The first known use of lutefisk was in 1924

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“Lutefisk.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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