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Definition of Stew

Stew

  1. A small pond or pool where fish are kept for the table; a vivarium.
  2. An artificial bed of oysters.
  3. To boil slowly, or with the simmering or moderate heat; to seethe; to cook in a little liquid, over a gentle fire, without boiling; as, to stew meat; to stew oysters; to stew apples.
  4. To be seethed or cooked in a slow, gentle manner, or in heat and moisture.
  5. A place of stewing or seething; a place where hot bathes are furnished; a hothouse.
  6. A brothel; -- usually in the plural.
  7. A prostitute.
  8. A dish prepared by stewing; as, a stewof pigeons.
  9. A state of agitating excitement; a state of worry; confusion; as, to be in a stew.

Stew Quotations

Well, Art is Art, isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water. And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now you tell me what you know.
Groucho Marx

Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
Edward Abbey

I would like to find a stew that will give me heartburn immediately, instead of at three o clock in the morning.
John Barrymore

I cook mostly vegetarian vegetable and bean stews. Quinoa salads. I make my mother-in-law's recipe for chicken and barley stew all the time.
Gail Simmons

I hate fussing about in the kitchen when I have people over to supper, so I make a rich beef stew cooked in wine with carrots, sundried tomato paste and chopped chorizo sausage.
Deborah Moggach
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Stew Translations

stew in Dutch is goulash
stew in Portuguese is guisado
stew in Spanish is guiso, estofado
stew in Swedish is stuva, stuvas, stuvning
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