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plural noun
  1. the heart, liver, gizzard, and the like, of a fowl, often cooked separately.
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Origin of giblets

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French gibelet a stew of game; compare French gibelotte rabbit stew
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pl n
  1. (sometimes singular) the gizzard, liver, heart, and neck of a fowl
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French gibelet stew of game birds, probably from gibier game, of Germanic origin
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Word Origin and History for giblets


mid-15c. (in singular, gybelet), from Old French gibelet "game stew," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Frankish *gabaiti "hunting with falcons," related to Old High German beizan "to fly a falcon," literally "to cause to bite," from bizzan "to bite."

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