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nounmass nounSouth African
A Malay stew typically made with fish.
- ‘I always make sure that there is enough snoek left over from a braai to make a little pot of smoor snoek.’
verb[WITH OBJECT]South African
Braise or stew (meat or fish).
braise, casserole, fricassee, simmer, boilView synonyms
- ‘I tried vegetable curry, and curried yellow split peas, and something mysteriously called smoored brinjals and carrots (which turns out to be a lovely sweet curried eggplant dish).’
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