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Definition of 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

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

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

I don't think people should be fed mesclun salad and chicken breast. My grandmother would serve grits and oxtail stew at a formal dinner, and if you didn't like it, well then you ate more beans or you went home and ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Marjorie Gubelmann

There is a charm in making a stew, to the unaccustomed cook, from the excitement of wondering what the result will be, and whether any flavour save that of onions will survive the competition in the mixture.
Annie Besant

Talk of joy: there may be things better than beef stew and baked potatoes and home-made bread - there may be.
Ray Stannard Baker
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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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