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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. A highly seasoned stew of meat, vegetables, etc.
2. A mixture of disparate elements.
From French ragoût, from ragouter (to revive the taste), from re- (again) + a-/ad (to) + gout (taste), from Latin gustus (taste). Ultimately from the Indo-European root geus- (to taste or choose), which also gave us choice, choose, gusto, disgust, degust, and pregustator. Earliest documented use: 1652.
“Opera ... sensual pleasures celebrated in its rich ragout of music, emotion, and stagecraft.”
Daniel J. Wakin; Don’t Sing With Your Mouth Full; The New York Times; May 7, 2012.
See more usage examples of ragout in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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