from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Finely chopped fish, usually whitefish, pike, or carp, mixed with crumbs, eggs, and seasonings, cooked in a broth in the form of balls or oval-shaped cakes, and usually served chilled.
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- n. A dish of stuffed fish, or of fish cakes in broth.
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- n. well-seasoned balls of ground fish and eggs and crushed crumbs simmered in fish stock
Yiddish : gefilt, past participle of filn, to fill, stuff + fish, fish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Yiddish געפֿילטע־פֿיש (gefilte fish, "stuffed fish"), from געפֿילט (gefilt, "stuffed"), from German gefüllter ("stuffed") + Fisch ("fish"). (Wiktionary)
Even though Bubbe Mary was a rogue capitalist, she dropped every spare dime and quarter into a blue and white tin charity box that she kept in her pantry, right next to the jars of gefilte fish and red beet horseradish.