leftover

[ left-oh-ver ]SEE DEFINITION OF leftover

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEFTOVER

Do not use mixtures which have been leftover and allowed to stand for some time.

A can of asparagus, a leftover from the housekeeping of the spring, was unearthed.

It was not right that she should be forced to take a leftover.

This may be used for leftover slices or small pieces of any kind of cooked meat.

Leftover bits of meat, bone, or gristle may be used alone or with some fresh meat and bone from shin or neck.

Leftover cereals should be covered with cold water immediately, in the double boiler, and kept in a cool place until the next day.

Lamua ang subrang tugnus, Preserve the leftover fry by salting them lightly.

Tughúnga nang dukut, Recook the leftover rice stuck to the pot.

Ross swallowed a very dry mouthful of grain and then stooped to scoop up some leftover snow in the shadow of a tree root.

Faith can have all the jelly she wants, and you can make the leftover seeds up in jam, can't you?

WORD ORIGIN

also left-over, "remaining, not used up," 1890, from left + over. The noun meaning "something left over" is from 1891; leftovers "excess food after a meal" (especially if re-served later) is from 1878; in this sense Old English had metelaf.

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