• WordNet 3.6
    • n burgoo thick spicy stew of whatever meat and whatever vegetables are available; southern United States
    • n burgoo a gathering at which burgoo stew is served
    • n burgoo porridge made of rolled oats
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Burgoo A kind of oatmeal pudding, or thick gruel, used by seamen.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n burgoo A seamen's term for a dish made of boiled oatmeal seasoned with salt, butter, and sugar; gruel.
    • n burgoo A kind of soup made with many different kinds of meat and vegetables, highly peppered and served very hot: popular in Kentucky and other places, especially at barbecues, picnics, and other outdoor feasts.
    • n burgoo A barbecue, picnic, or woodland feast at which the soup burgoo is served.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Burgoo bur′gōō a dish made of boiled oatmeal seasoned with salt, butter, and sugar, used by seamen.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. burgood, yeast, perh. fr. W. burym, yeast + cawl, cabbage, gruel
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Derivation unknown.


In literature:

We was off Minot's Ledge wid a northeaster, butt first, atop of us, thicker'n burgoo.
""Captains Courageous"" by Rudyard Kipling
Burgoo is made precisely in the same manner as mush, but with oatmeal instead of Indian.
"Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches" by Eliza Leslie
Mark my words, you burgoo-eating, pea-soup-swilling, trowsers-scrubbing son of a bitch!
"Peter Simple" by Frederick Marryat
A name formerly applied to pottage, burgoo, or gruel.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Major LeCroix gave a burgoo at his locust grove on the river, to which all the candidates were invited.
"Shawn of Skarrow" by James Tandy Ellis
We've brought lots of lunch, and I'm sure there is enough of Percy's burgoo, or whatever it is, to feed a regiment.
"The Motor Maids by Palm and Pine" by Katherine Stokes
Lord Burgoo, our chairman, asked me about it this afternoon in Piccadilly.
"In Strange Company" by Guy Boothby
A burgoo is a burgoo, sure.
"The Hallowell Partnership" by Katharine Holland Brown
Gone are the days of scouse, lob scouse, skillagalee, burgoo, lob dominion.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews

In news:

Bombast , Bourbon and Burgoo.
MomKat's Best Burgoo Family Recipe.
Burgoo is a big favorite for Kentucky Derby-watching parties, and our version of Easy Kentucky Burgoo make this hearty stew even simpler to pull off.
The weather was not a friend to the 6th annual Kentucky Bluegrass and Burgoo Festival held at the Water Tower this weekend.
Bombast, Bourbon and Burgoo .
Pre-filed bills run from video gaming to burgoo .
Making history and burgoo to celebrate Naples history.
Long before Naples became a center for champagne dreams, caviar tidbits and other goodies for the rich, wealthy and extravagant, there was burgoo .
THE GHOSTS OF Burgoo King and Bold Venture reared their ugly heads Friday as this year's horse with a chance to win the Triple Crown, I'll Have Another, was scratched the day before the Belmont Stakes .
Burgoo King skipped the race in 1932.
Annual Burgoo Cook Off a rousing success.
Kentucky Bluegrass Music & Burgoo Festival.