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English definition of “stew”


noun [C, U]     /stjuː/
a dish made of vegetables and meat cooked together slowly in liquid: beef/lamb stewSavoury dishes
stew verb [T] to cook food slowly in liquid: stewed fruitPreparing food using heatPreparing food
(Definition of stew noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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