Pronunciation: (bûr'gOO, bûr-gOO'), [key]
—pl. -goos for 2b.
1. a thick oatmeal gruel, esp. as eaten by sailors.
2. Chiefly Kentucky and Tennessee.
a. a thick, highly seasoned soup or stew, usually made of chicken or small game and corn, tomatoes, and onions.
b. a picnic or other gathering at which burgoo is served.
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