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gefilte fish

or ge·fill·te fish, ge·füll·te fish, ge·ful·te fish

[ guh-fil-tuh ]

noun

, Jewish Cooking.
  1. a forcemeat of boned fish, especially such freshwater fish as carp, pike, or whitefish, blended with eggs, matzo meal, and seasoning, shaped into balls or sticks and simmered in a vegetable broth, and often served chilled.


gefilte fish

/ ɡəˈfɪltə /

noun

  1. Jewish cookery a dish consisting of fish and matzo meal rolled into balls and poached, formerly served stuffed into the skin of a fish


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gefilte fish1

1890–95; < Yiddish: literally, stuffed fish
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Word History and Origins

Origin of gefilte fish1

Yiddish, literally: filled fish
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Example Sentences

Our Kiddush prayers were done with gefilte fish and grape juice instead of wine.

And yes, this is saying that Jewish identity can get expressed through power, not just through gefilte fish or prayer.

Poles are eyed by Arabs (0:17), and in turn mockingly call Russians “gefilte fish with sugar” (1:06).

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