variants or rillette
plural -s
: highly seasoned potted pork

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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