variants: or rillette \ rə̇ˈlet \
plural -s

Definition of rillett

: highly seasoned potted pork

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First Known Use of rillett

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rillett

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

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“Rillett.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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