[ pet-ee-tohz ]
/ ˈpɛt iˌtoʊz /

plural noun

the feet of a pig, especially used as food.
the human toes or feet, especially those of a child.

Origin of pettitoes

1545–55; plural of obsolete pettytoe offal < Middle French petite oye giblets of a goose, equivalent to petite petite + oye goose < Late Latin avica; see ocarina Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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/ (ˈpɛtɪˌtəʊz) /

pl n

pig's trotters, esp when used as food

Word Origin for pettitoes

C16: from Old French petite oie, literally: little goose (giblets of a goose)
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