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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set; "shirr the eggs"

Merriam Webster's

transitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1891 1. to draw (as cloth) together in a shirring 2. to bake (eggs removed from the shell) until set

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. 1 two or more rows of esp. elastic gathered threads in a garment etc. forming smocking. 2 elastic webbing. --v.tr. 1 gather (material) with parallel threads. 2 US bake (eggs) without shells. Derivatives: shirring n. Etymology: 19th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shirr Shirr, n. (Sewing) A series of close parallel runnings which are drawn up so as to make the material between them set full by gatherings; -- called also shirring, and gauging.

Moby Thesaurus

bake, barbecue, baste, blanch, boil, braise, brew, broil, brown, cocker, cockle, coddle, cook, corrugate, crease, crimp, crimple, crinkle, crumple, curry, devil, do, do to perfection, fire, fricassee, frizz, frizzle, fry, furrow, griddle, grill, heat, knit, knot, oven-bake, pan, pan-broil, parboil, poach, prepare, prepare food, pucker, purse, ridge, rimple, ripple, roast, ruck, ruckle, rumple, saute, scallop, sear, simmer, steam, stew, stir-fry, toast, wimple, wrinkle



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