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Definition of "lutefisk" [lutefisk]

  • A traditional Scandinavian dish prepared by soaking air-dried cod in a lye solution for several weeks before skinning, boning, and boiling it, a process that gives the dish its characteristic gelatinous consistency. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lutefisk" in a sentence
  • "I suspect that for future generations of Ethiopan-Americans and others of East African ancestry, injera will be what lutefisk is for Scandinavian-Americans; the traditional food which most outsiders won't touch."
  • "In addition to skiing, the fjords -- miles and miles of dramatic landscape, salmon/lox, something called lutefisk."
  • "A 'lutefisk' maker as a boy, he had an unmatched run in politics."
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