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Where to eat new dictionary words in D.C.

Merriam-Webster's annual list of new dictionary words has a culinary twist this year. PostTV samples four new words you can eat. (Jonathan Elker, Gillian Brockell and Kate M. Tobey/The Washington Post)


While Merriam-Webster added a slew of words coined by the Internet to their dictionary (selfie, crowdfunding, tweep) Monday, this year’s list also took on a culinary twist. 

PostTV found four of the newest 150 words (pho, poutine, turducken and catfish) at dining establishments in D.C. And, a warning from the new definition for catfish — the delicacy may not be what meets the eye.

Pho: A soup made of beef or chicken broth and rice noodles.

Where to eat it: Pho 14 at 1436 Park Rd. NW

Poutine: A dish of French fries covered with brown gravy and cheese curds.

Where to eat it: The Black Squirrel at 2427 18th St. NW

Turducken: A boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey.

Where to eat it: Whole Foods at 1440 P St. NW

Catfish: A person who sets up a false personal profile on a social networking site for fraudulent or deceptive purposes.

Where to eat it: Acadiana at 901 New York Ave. NW

Casey Capachi is a video and web producer for The Washington Post.



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