from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A mush of ground pork and cornmeal that is set in a mold and then sliced and fried.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To grub about.
  • noun An article of food something like sausage-meat, made from scraps of pork, with liver, kidneys, etc., minced with herbs, stewed with rye-or corn-meal, and pressed into large cakes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun An article of food made by boiling together bits or scraps of meat, usually pork, and flour or Indian meal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A tool for scraping.
  • noun US, Appalachia A mush of pork scraps, particularly head parts, and cornmeal or flour, which is boiled and poured into a mold, where the rendered gelatinous broth from cooking jells the mixture into a loaf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun scraps of meat (usually pork) boiled with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[ Diminutive of scrap.]

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