rillettes

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plural noun ril·lettes \ri-ˈlets, -ˈyet\

Definition of rillettes

  1. :  cooked shredded meat (such as pork or duck) or fish preserved in fat

Origin and Etymology of rillettes

French, plural, diminutive of rille, singular, piece of pork, from Medieval French, dialect variant of reille board, lath, from Latin regula straightedge — more at rule


First Known Use: 1858

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