Definition of burnt offering noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    burnt offering

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  1. 1something (usually an animal) that is burnt in a religious ceremony as a gift offered to a god
  2. 2(British English, humorous) food that has been badly burnt by accident
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