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burnt offeringnoun [C]

uk   us  
something, often an ​animal, that is ​burned in ​honour of a ​god UK humorous a ​meal that has been ​spoiled by ​burning
(Definition of burnt offering from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burnt offering”
in Chinese (Simplified) (用于敬神的)燔祭,供品, 烧糊了的饭菜…
in Chinese (Traditional) (用於敬神的)燔祭,供品, 燒焦了的飯菜…
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