[ ra-goo ]
/ ræˈgu /


French Cookery. a highly seasoned stew of meat or fish, with or without vegetables.

verb (used with object), ra·gouted [ra-good] /ræˈgud/, ra·gout·ing [ra-goo-ing] /ræˈgu ɪŋ/.

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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/ (ræˈɡuː) /


a richly seasoned stew of meat or poultry and vegetables

verb -gouts (-ˈɡuːz), -gouting (-ˈɡuːɪŋ) or -gouted (-ˈɡuːd)

(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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