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Origin of roast

1250–1300; Middle English rosten (v.) < Old French rostir < Germanic; compare Dutch roosten, German rösten

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British Dictionary definitions for roast

roast
/ (rəʊst) /

verb (mainly tr)

noun

something that has been roasted, esp meat

Word Origin for roast

C13: from Old French rostir, of Germanic origin; compare Middle Dutch roosten to roast
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