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haggis

[ hag-is ]
/ ˈhæg ɪs /
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noun Chiefly Scot.
a traditional pudding made of the heart, liver, etc., of a sheep or calf, minced with suet and oatmeal, seasoned, and boiled in the stomach of the animal.
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Origin of haggis

1375–1425; late Middle English hageys<Anglo-French *hageis, equivalent to hag- (root of haguer to chop, hash <Middle Dutch hacken to hack1) + -eis noun suffix used in cookery terms
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British Dictionary definitions for haggis

haggis
/ (ˈhæɡɪs) /

noun
a Scottish dish made from sheep's or calf's offal, oatmeal, suet, and seasonings boiled in a skin made from the animal's stomach

Word Origin for haggis

C15: perhaps from haggen to hack 1
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