(used with a sing. or pl. verb) A pâté made of pork, goose, or other meat that is chopped, seasoned, and slowly cooked in fat.
[French, from diminutive of Old French rille, long strip of fat pork, dialectal variant of earlier reille, shingle, plank, from Latin rēgula, straight piece of wood, lath; see reg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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