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croquette

[ kroh-ket ]
/ kroʊˈkɛt /
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noun
a small cake or ball of minced meat, poultry, or fish, or of rice, potato, or other food, often coated with beaten egg and breadcrumbs, and fried in deep fat.
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Origin of croquette

First recorded in 1700–10; from French, equivalent to croqu(er) “to crunch” (Old French crokier “to break,” of expressive origin) + -ette diminutive suffix; see origin at -ette

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH croquette

coquette, croquet, croquette
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British Dictionary definitions for croquette

croquette
/ (krəʊˈkɛt, krɒ-) /

noun
a savoury cake of minced meat, fish, etc, fried in breadcrumbs

Word Origin for croquette

C18: from French, from croquer to crunch, of imitative origin
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