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barbecue

EnglishEdit

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Marinated beef grilling on a barbecue.
A plate of barbecue (foreground) with sauce, beans and bread.

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish barbacoa, from Taino barbakoa (framework of sticks), the raised wooden structure the Indians used to either sleep on or cure meat. Originally “meal of roasted meat or fish”.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑː(ɹ)bəkju/
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NounEdit

barbecue (plural barbecues)

  1. A fireplace or pit for grilling food, typically used outdoors and traditionally employing hot charcoal as the heating medium.
    We cooked our food on the barbecue.
  2. A meal or event highlighted by food cooked in such an apparatus.
    We're having a barbecue on Saturday, and you're invited.
  3. Meat, especially pork or beef, which has been cooked in such an apparatus (i.e. smoked over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels) and then chopped up or shredded.
    She ordered a plate of barbecue with a side of slaw.
  4. (dated) A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast.
  5. A floor on which coffee beans are sun-dried.
    • 2000, Andrew Gerald Gravette, Architectural Heritage of the Caribbean, page 227:
      Drying the coffee beans took place in a barbecue, basically a large, flat platform, where the pulped coffee beans could be laid out and turned as they dried. Barbecues were often walled around and raised above ground level.

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VerbEdit

barbecue (third-person singular simple present barbecues, present participle barbecuing, simple past and past participle barbecued)

  1. To cook food on a barbecue; to smoke it over indirect heat from high-smoke fuels.
  2. To grill.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English barbecue.

PronunciationEdit

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  • Hyphenation: bar‧be‧cue

NounEdit

barbecue m (plural barbecues, diminutive barbecuetje n)

  1. barbecue

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VerbEdit

barbecue

  1. first-person singular present indicative of barbecueën
  2. imperative of barbecueën
  3. first-person singular present indicative of barbecuen
  4. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of barbecuen
  5. imperative of barbecuen

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From English

NounEdit

barbecue m (plural barbecues)

  1. barbecue

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