chitterlings

 is the formal name of the dish made from pig’s intestines, but it is often more informally spelled chitlins.

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  • Chitterlings — (  /ˈtʃɪt …   Wikipedia

  • Chitterlings — in Brühe Chitterlings (nach der Aussprache auch chitlins geschrieben, seltener euphemistisch Kentucky Oysters (dt.: Austern Kentucky Art)) ist ein Gericht des Soul food. Der gekochte Schweinebauch und darm gilt als prägendes Gericht für Soul food …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Chitterlings — Chit ter*lings, n. pl. [Cf. AS. cwi[thorn] womb, Icel. kvi[eth], Goth. qi[thorn]us, belly, womb, stomach, G. kutteln chitterlings.] (Cookery) The smaller intestines of swine, etc., fried for food. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chitterlings — early 13c., cheterlingis entrails, souse, origins obscure, but probably from an unrecorded O.E. word having something to do with entrails (related to O.E. cwið womb; Cf. Ger. Kutteln guts, bowels, tripe, chitterlings ). Variants chitlins (1845)… …   Etymology dictionary

  • chitterlings — [chit′linz; ] occas. [ chit′ər liŋz΄] pl.n. [ME chiterling, entrails, souse; akin to MLowG kūt, soft parts of the body, Ger kutteln, chitterlings < IE base * geu , to bend > COD2] the small intestines of pigs, used for food, usually fried… …   English World dictionary

  • chitterlings — or chitlins noun plural Etymology: Middle English chiterling Date: 13th century the intestines of hogs especially when prepared as food …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chitterlings — /chit linz, lingz/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) the small intestine of swine, esp. when prepared as food. Also, chitlings, chitlins. [1250 1300; ME cheterling; akin to G Kutteln in same sense] * * * …   Universalium

  • chitterlings — noun small pig intestine, boiled and fried. Sometimes prepared with hog maws. Syn: chitlins, chitlings …   Wiktionary

  • chitterlings — chit|ter|lings [ˈtʃıtəlıŋz US ər ] n also chit|lings [ˈtʃıtlıŋz]chit|lins [ lınz] [plural] the ↑intestine of a pig eaten as food, especially in the southern US …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chitterlings — chit|ter|lings [ tʃıtərlıŋz ] or chit|lins [ tʃıtlınz ] noun plural a pig s INTESTINES (=tubes that carry food from the stomach out of the body), eaten as food …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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