croquette


noun

  1. a small cake or ball of minced meat, poultry, or fish, or of rice, potato, or other food, often coated with beaten egg and bread crumbs, and fried in deep fat.

noun

  1. a savoury cake of minced meat, fish, etc, fried in breadcrumbs
n.

1706, from French croquette (17c.), from croquer “to crunch” (imitative) + diminutive suffix -ette.

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