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Recent Examples on the Web It's packed with flavor and brightened with red bell pepper and apple in vinaigrette, a joy of a slaw instead of an afterthought. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "9 Milwaukee fish fries that will make Lent something special," 24 Feb. 2020 Give your spring dishes a fresh pop of flavor with this ginger chicken that can cook in your slow cooker all day long, served alongside some tangy cabbage slaw. Country Living Test Kitchen, Country Living, "Gingery Slow Cooker Chicken with Cabbage Slaw," 22 Jan. 2020 Peaches are fantastic grilled, added to garden salads, transformed into salsa, or slivered into slaw. Cynthia Sass, Mph,, "8 Health Benefits of Peaches," 7 Aug. 2019 Sides include choice of potato, slaw, roll and dessert. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, "Greater Cleveland Fish Fry Guide 2020: Northeast Ohio’s most complete list," 26 Feb. 2020 Hand-breaded fish, oysters, shrimp, fries, baked beans, baked potatoes, slaw, green beans, cheese pizza, grilled cheese and more. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "It's fried fish season! Here are 35+ Louisville places to get your fill during Lent 2020," 24 Feb. 2020 The menu includes chicken pieces, nuggets, sandwiches, fries, vinegar slaw and a side of the week, with chicken and waffles on weekends. Allie Morris, Dallas News, "Three new Richardson restaurants: Ricky’s Hot Chicken, Lohas Teriyaki, Two for the Money BBQ," 19 Feb. 2020 When the brisket is ready, serve it on slider buns with your favorite slaw. oregonlive, "54 Super Bowl party foods for the ultimate snack-attack," 27 Jan. 2020 Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss to coat, then season to taste with salt. Jessica Battilana,, "Repertoire: Roasted Teriyaki Salmon With Savoy Cabbage-Grapefruit Slaw," 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of slaw

1861, in the meaning defined above

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16 Mar 2020

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“Slaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Apr. 2020.

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