Barbecue

(3 syl.) A West Indian dish, consisting of a hog roasted whole, stuffed with spice, and basted with Madeira wine. Any animal roasted whole is so called.

Oldfield with more than harpy throat subdued,
Cries, Send me, ye gods, a whole hog barbecued!

Pope: Satires, ii. 25, 26.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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