red-eye gravy

noun Southern Cookery.

a gravy made from the pan juices of fried country ham, thickened with flour and sometimes containing coffee for color and flavor.

Nearby words

  1. red-bellied turtle,
  2. red-billed quelea,
  3. red-blooded,
  4. red-dog,
  5. red-eye,
  6. red-eyed vireo,
  7. red-faced,
  8. red-figure,
  9. red-flag,
  10. red-handed

Origin of red-eye gravy

First recorded in 1945–50 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019