[ broo-is, brooz ]
/ ˈbru ɪs, bruz /

noun Newfoundland.

hard bread soaked in water and then boiled.
such bread, with pieces of fish added, served as a meal.

Origin of brewis

1520–30; earlier brewz, brewes, apparently blend of bree broth, juice (Middle English bre, Old English *brēo, variant of brīw; cf. brei) and browes, Middle English broys broth, soup < Old French broez (nominative), broet (accusative), equivalent to bro (< Old High German brod broth) + -et -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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brevis (ˈbrɛvɪs)

/ (ˈbruːɪs) /

noun dialect, mainly Northern English, Canadian and US

bread soaked in broth, gravy, etc
thickened broth
(bruːz) Canadian a Newfoundland stew of cod or pork, hardtack, and potatoes

Word Origin for brewis

C16: from Old French broez, from broet, diminutive of breu broth
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