Etymology
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croquette (n.)

"mass of finely minced and seasoned meat or fish made into small balls and fried," 1706, from French croquette (17c.), from croquer "to crunch" (imitative) + diminutive suffix -ette.

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Definitions of croquette

croquette (n.)
minced cooked meats (or vegetables) in thick white sauce; breaded and deep-fried;
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