lutefisk

noun
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, "Six spirits that evoke far-off destinations," 22 May 2020 Even the gelatinous pleasures of Scandinavian lutefisk or Chinese century eggs have their devotees. Nicola Twilley, Wired, "A One-Time Poultry Farmer Invents the Future of Refrigeration," 1 Apr. 2020 Hjelle has never gone ice fishing and will not eat lutefisk, two Minnesota traditions. Henry Schulman, SFChronicle.com, "Giants pitcher Sean Hjelle is very tall. Here are 6 other ways he’s unique," 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, "Holiday Arts Guide 2019: Deck the stages with shows of the season," 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, "Come to Geneva for all things Swedish — and more — during Swedish Days," 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lutefisk. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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