Definition of rillettes
: 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 Middle French, dialect variant of reille board, lath, from Latin regula straightedge — more at rule
First Known Use: 1858
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