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Topic: UTENSILS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: American Spanish
Origin: barbacoa, probably from Taino

barbecue

1 noun
     
bar‧be‧cue1 also barbeque American English [countable]
1DLO BBQ a meal or party during which food is cooked on a metal frame over a fire and eaten outdoors:
We had a barbecue on the beach.
barbecue
2DFUDLO a metal frame for cooking food on outdoors
WORD FOCUS: meal WORD FOCUS: meal
meals at different times of day: breakfast, brunch, lunch, tea British English, dinner, supper

a meal outside: picnic, barbecue also barbie informal, cookout American English

when you quickly eat a little food : snack, a bite to eat

a very big meal for a lot of people: banquet, feast

parts of a meal: starter British English, appetizer American English (the first course)
main course
/entree especially AmE, side dish (eaten with the main course)
dessert
also pudding sweet British English (sweet food eaten at the end of the meal)


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meal
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