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hash browns

or hash-browns, hash·browns

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plural noun
  1. crisp-fried potatoes made by dicing, chopping, or mashing boiled potatoes and browning them in hot fat or oil.
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Origin of hash browns

First recorded in 1950–55
Also called hash-browned potatoes, hash-brown potatoes.
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Historical Examples

  • Incredibly, the food kept coming—multiple syrup-jugs, plates of hash-browns, baskets of biscuits and bowls of white sausage gravy.

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    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for hash browns

hash browns

pl n
  1. diced boiled potatoes mixed with chopped onion, shaped and fried until brown
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