Meaning of gefilte fish

ge•fil'te fish'

Pronunciation: (gu-fil'tu), [key]
— Jewish Cookery. Jewish Cookery.
  1. a forcemeat of boned fish, esp. such freshwater fish as carp, pike, or whitefish, blended with eggs, matzo meal, and seasoning, shaped into balls or sticks and simmered in a vegetable broth, and often served chilled.
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