Botargo

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Botargo A sort of cake or sausage, made of the salted roes of the mullet, much used on the coast of the Mediterranean as an incentive to drink.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n botargo A relish made of the roes of certain fishes strongly salted after they have become putrid: much used on the coast of the Mediterranean as an incentive to thirst. The great white Russian sturgeon, Acipenser huso, is one of the principal sources of botargo. The best botargo comes from Tunis, is dry and reddish, and is eaten with olive-oil and lemon-juice. Also bottargo.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Botargo bot-ar′go a relish made of mullet or tunny roe.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. bottarga, bottarica,; or Sp. botarga,; a kind of large sausages, a sort of wide breeches: cf. F. boutargue,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
It.—Ar.