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HAGGIS

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Originally appearing in Volume V12, Page 816 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HAGGIS, a dish consisting of a calf's, sheep's or other animal's heart, liver and lungs, and also sometimes of the smaller intestines, boiled in the stomach of the animal with seasoning of pepper, salt, onions, &c., chopped fine with suet and oatmeal. It is considered peculiarly a Scottish dish, but was common in England till the 18th century. The derivation of the word is obscure. The Fr. hachis, English " hash," is of later appearance than " haggis." It may be connected with a verb " to hag," meaning to cut in small pieces, and would then be cognate ultimately with " hash."
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