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gizzard

(gĭz′ərd)
n.
1. A modified muscular pouch behind the stomach in the digestive tract of birds, having a thick lining and often containing ingested grit that aids in the breakdown of seeds before digestion.
2. A similar digestive organ found in certain invertebrates, such as the earthworm.

gizzard

a portion of the anterior part of the alimentary canal where food materials are broken up prior to digestion. Usually the gizzard possesses strong muscular walls and in invertebrates has internal projections. In some birds, such as the curlew, the gizzard lining is regularly renewed and the old lining cast out in the form of a pellet.
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Set aside chicken heart and gizzard; reserve liver for other uses.
Put in the chicken, the gizzard, liver and heart, the vinegar and garlic.
The bigiceriate and holoic genus Diplocardia, distributed from USA to northeast Mexico, is characterized by two nearly fused gizzards in segments 5 and 6, tubular prostates open in segments 18 and 20 or backwards, intestine starting in or after segment 17 and a membranous nature of septum 5/6 (Fragoso & Duran 2014, Fragoso & Rojas 2016).
These were the same things I grew up eating, which my motherwho now has a strong Jewish rather than Presbyterian identity, albeit without any religious underpinningsstill makes today: roast goose liver, beef soup with matzo balls, green pea soup cooked with chicken necks, gizzards, and liver.
Back then the turkey came frozen with all the gizzards in a bag in the cavity and around the legs were actually metal wires to keep them together.
Some you might expect, others might surprise you, but one thing's for sure - there were plenty of legs (and gizzards) to go around.
Summary: Here's a real power dish -- chicken gizzards with plantain and cilantro.
He was a lifelong loyal fan of the Boston Bruins.He built a beautiful home in Gardner where he was an avid gardener and landscaper and could make or fix anything.He loved spending time at Isle au Haut, ME where he enjoyed hiking and fishing with his loved ones.Andrew enjoyed cookouts and parties with family, friends and "The Gizzards".He was the biggest supporter of his children's various activities from sports to rock climbing and piano to dance.His funeral will be held on Tuesday, April 1, from the Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Rd., Fitchburg with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, 135 Nichols St., Gardner.