noun, plural bur·goos for 2b.
- a thick, highly seasoned soup or stew, usually made of chicken or small game and corn, tomatoes, and onions.
- a picnic or other gathering at which burgoo is served.
- burgoyne, john,
Origin of burgoo
Examples from the Web for burgoo
"You shall have your breakfast soon," continued his master, eating the burgoo between his addresses to the animal.Snarleyyow|Captain Frederick Marryat
Major LeCroix gave a burgoo at his locust grove on the river, to which all the candidates were invited.Shawn of Skarrow|James Tandy Ellis
Burgoo is made precisely in the same manner as mush, but with oatmeal instead of Indian.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie
In retrospect I smell the burgoo a-cooking, and sympathetically my mouth waters.Those Times And These|Irvin S. Cobb
All Kentuckians will vow they understand the true meaning of the word "burgoo."The Book of Camp-Lore and Woodcraft|Dan Beard
noun plural -goos
- a thick highly seasoned soup or stew of meat and vegetables
- a picnic or gathering at which such soup is served