Definitions for osso bucoˈɒs oʊˈbu koʊ, ˈoʊ soʊ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

os•so bu•coˈɒs oʊˈbu koʊ, ˈoʊ soʊ-(n.)

  1. an Italian dish of veal shanks.

    Category: Cooking

Origin of osso buco:

1930–35; < It osso bone +buco hole, cavity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. osso buco(noun)

    sliced veal knuckle or shin bone cooked with olive oil and wine and tomatoes and served with rice or vegetables


  1. osso buco(Noun)

    An Italian dish of veal shanks braised in white wine tomatoes etc, often served with risotto.

  2. Origin: osso + buco


  1. Ossobuco

    Ossobuco is a Milanese speciality of cross-cut veal shanks braised with vegetables, white wine and broth. It is often garnished with gremolata and traditionally served with risotto alla milanese. There are two types of ossobuco: a modern version that has tomatoes and the original version which does not. The older version, ossobuco in bianco, is flavoured with cinnamon, bay leaf and gremolata. The modern and more popular recipe includes tomatoes, carrots, celery and onions. Gremolata is optional.


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