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burnt offeringnoun [C]

uk   /ˌbɜːnt ˈɒf.ər.ɪŋ/ us   /ˌbɝːnt ˈɑː.fɚ.ɪŋ/
something, often an animal, that is burned in honour of a god
UK humorous a meal that has been spoiled by burning
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