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verb (used with object), ra·gouted [ra-good] /ræˈgud/, ra·gout·ing [ra-goo-ing] /ræˈgu ɪŋ/.
  1. to make into a ragout.

Origin of ragout

1650–60; < French ragoût, derivative of ragoûter to restore the appetite of, equivalent to r(e)- re- + á (< Latin ad to) + goût (< Latin gustus taste)
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Related Words for ragout

goulash, hash, pot-au-feu

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British Dictionary definitions for ragout


  1. a richly seasoned stew of meat or poultry and vegetables
verb -gouts (-ˈɡuːz), -gouting (-ˈɡuːɪŋ) or -gouted (-ˈɡuːd)
  1. (tr) to make into a ragout

Word Origin for ragout

C17: from French, from ragoûter to stimulate the appetite again, from ra- re- + goûter from Latin gustāre to taste
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Word Origin and History for ragout

"highly seasoned meat and vegetable stew," 1650s, from French ragoût (mid-17c.), from Middle French ragoûter "awaken the appetite," from Old French re- "back" (see re-) + à "to" + goût "taste," from Latin gustum (nominative gustus); see gusto.

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