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Barbecue Bar"be*cue (b[aum]"b[-e]*k[=u]), n. [In the language of the (Arawak or Taino) Indians of Guiana, barbacoa a frame on which all kinds of flesh and fish are roasted or smoke-dried.] 1. a framework of metal or brick, usually with a grill on top, in which a fire is lighted and on which food is cooked, usually outdoors; -- also called a {barbecue grill}. [PJC]

2. A social entertainment, where people assemble, usually in the open air, at which a meal is prepared on a barbecue grill. [1913 Webster +PJC]

3. A floor, on which coffee beans are sun-dried. [1913 Webster]

4. A hog, ox, or other large animal roasted or broiled whole for a feast. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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