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Meaning of BARBECUE

Pronunciation:  'bârbu`kyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
  2. [n]  a cookout in which food is cooked over an open fire; especially a whole animal carcass roasted on a spit
  3. [n]  meat that has been barbecued or grilled in a highly seasoned sauce
  4. [v]  cook outdoors on a barbecue grill; "let's barbecue that meat"; "We cooked out in the forest"

BARBECUE is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: barbeque, barbeque, cook out
 See Also: cookout, dish, grill, rack



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bar"be*cue\ (b[aum]"b[-e]*k[=u]), n. [In the language
    of Indians of Guiana, a frame on which all kinds of flesh and
    fish are roasted or smoke-dried.]
    1. A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole
       for a feast.
    2. A social entertainment, where many people assemble,
       usually in the open air, at which one or more large
       animals are roasted or broiled whole.
    3. A floor, on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
  2. \Bar"be*cue\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Barbecued}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Barbecuing}.]
    1. To dry or cure by exposure on a frame or gridiron.
             They use little or no salt, but barbecue their game
             and fish in the smoke.                --Stedman.
    2. To roast or broil whole, as an ox or hog.
             Send me, gods, a whole hog barbecued. --Pope.
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