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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.
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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