- a mixture of finely chopped and seasoned foods, usually containing egg white, meat or fish, etc., used as a stuffing or served alone.
Origin of forcemeat
1680–90; force, variant of obsolete farce stuffing + meat
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Examples from the Web for forcemeat
Butter a pie dish and make little quenelles of the forcemeat.The Cook's Decameron: A Study in Taste:
Mrs. W. G. Waters
Pour in the sherry and lemon juice, and add the forcemeat balls.
If they are served with hare, the liver is chopped and mixed with the forcemeat.
The forcemeat did not prove nearly so nice as she had anticipated.The Fat and the Thin
To roast a small hen turkey or a pullet with batter, the bird must first be boned, and filled with forcemeat or stuffing.
- a mixture of chopped or minced ingredients used for stuffingAlso called: farce, farcemeat
C17: from force (see farce) + meat
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Word Origin and History for forcemeat
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