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The lotus is a leguminous plant—so excellent for the salad—not for the roast.

A roast of beef meant a visit, in Dr. Ed's modest-paying clientele.

In summer, meat will roast in a shorter time than in winter.

Put it on a spit, and roast it till it is tender throughout.

A breast of veal will require about three hours and a half to roast.

Roast them before a clear fire, at least a quarter of an hour.

Always have some currant jelly on the table to eat with roast mutton.

A leg of pork will require from three to four hours to roast.

Put it on the spit, rub it with butter, and roast it before a brisk fire.

Roast or bake it; pouring a glass of port wine into the gravy.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "to cook by dry heat," from Old French rostir "to roast, burn" (Modern French rôtir), from Frankish *hraustjan (cf. Old High German rosten, German rösten, Middle Dutch roosten "to roast"), originally "cook on a grate or gridiron," related to Germanic words meaning "gridiron, grate;" cf. German Rost, Middle Dutch roost.

Intransitive sense "be very hot, be exposed to great heat" is from c.1300. The meaning "make fun of in an affectionate way" is from 1710. From the same source as roster. Related: Roasted; roasting. Roast beef first recorded 1630s (cf. French rosbif, from English).

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