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a sauce made by adding stock, flour, or other ingredients to the juice and fat that drips from cooking meats
gravy, pan gravynoun
the seasoned but not thickened juices that drip from cooking meats; often a little water is added
boom, bonanza, gold rush, gravy, godsend, manna from heaven, windfall, buncenoun
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)
"the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed like an assembly line"
A thick sauce made from the fat or juices that come out from meat or vegetables as they are being cooked.
A type of gravy.
(among Italian-Americans) Sauce used for pasta.
The first thousand tickets and the concessions cover the venue and the band. The rest is gravy.
Etymology: From greavie; probably from greaves, graves, the sediment of melted tallow, from. See greaves.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
The serous juice that runs from flesh not much dried by the fire.
They usually boil and roast their meat until it falls almost off from the bones; but we love it half raw, with the blood trickling down from it, delicately terming it the gravy, which in truth looks more like an ichorous or raw bloody matter. Gideon Harvey, on Consumptions.
There may be a stronger broth made of vegetables than of any gravy soup. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
Gravy is a sauce often made from the juices of meats that run naturally during cooking and often thickened with wheat flour or corn starch for added texture. The gravy may be further coloured and flavoured with gravy salt (a simple mix of salt and caramel food colouring) or gravy browning (gravy salt dissolved in water) or ready-made cubes and powders can be used as a substitute for natural meat or vegetable extracts. Canned and instant gravies are also available. Gravy is commonly served with biscuits (North America, see biscuits and gravy), roasts, meatloaf, rice, noodles, chips (fries) and mashed potatoes.
the juice or other liquid matter that drips from flesh in cooking, made into a dressing for the food when served up
liquid dressing for meat, fish, vegetables, etc
Etymology: [OE. greavie; prob. fr. greaves, graves, the sediment of melted tallow. See Greaves.]
Gravy is a sauce, made often from the juices that run naturally from meat or vegetables during cooking. In North America the term can refer to a wider variety of sauces. The gravy may be further colored and flavored with gravy salt or gravy browning or ready-made cubes and powders can be used as a substitute for natural meat or vegetable extracts. Canned gravies are also available. Gravy is commonly served with roasts, meatloaf, rice, and mashed potatoes.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
grāv′i, n. the juices from meat while cooking.—n. Grav′y-boat, a vessel for gravy or sauce. [Earlier greavy; prob. originally an adj. formed greaves, the dregs of tallow.]
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A type of food and food product created and formulated in various food colors, flavors, ingredient and recipes.
Our Nan loves to make her own home-made gravy whilst I love to use the gravy granules.
Submitted by MaryC on December 10, 2015
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Rank popularity for the word 'gravy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4699
The numerical value of gravy in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of gravy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of gravy in a Sentence
More people are aware of what’s going on and are looking to jump on the gravy train to make a quick buck. It’s very likely that Elon Musk pumping the coin tomorrow on prime-time U.S. TV will only serve to compound things and push the price up.
I want to walk across the Swilcan Bridge on the Sunday, that's my goal, and anything else will be gravy.
It is not a lot of gravy by any means, but with a good crop, we could still maintain some profitability.
That pension gives them flexibility, they have some income already as they’re ramping up their business. In some cases, what they make from their franchise is just gravy. They can take the time to build their business up correctly.
One can assume Gulf parliaments are putting pressure on the performance of such sovereign vehicles as the gravy train slows, if oil prices remain low and investment performance is tepid/negative, I would suspect more MP investigations.
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- مَرَق, صَلْصَة, مَرَقةArabic
- падлі́ўка, со́усBelarusian
- šťáva z masaCzech
- lihakaste, hõlptuluEstonian
- مرق, یخنیPersian
- kastike, onnenpotkuFinnish
- sauce au jusFrench
- sùgh feòla, sùghScottish Gaelic
- szaft, húslé, főnyereményHungarian
- salsa, sugoItalian
- sucus, iusLatin
- whakaranu, whāranu, wairenga, wairaraua, wairanuMāori
- saus, jusDutch
- béʼéltsʼééʼ, biiʼooʼéélNavajo, Navaho
- sos z pieczeniPolish
- подливка, соусRussian
- sås, skysåsSwedish
- со́ус, підли́вкаUkrainian
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