rillett

noun

ril·​lett
variants or rillette
rə̇ˈlet
plural -s
: highly seasoned potted pork

Word History

Etymology

French rillette, diminutive of rille piece of pork, from Middle French, dialect variant of reille board, plank, lath, from Latin regula rule, straightedge

First Known Use

1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rillett was in 1858

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“Rillett.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rillett. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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