Definition of cock-a-leekie in English:

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cock-a-leekie

Pronunciation: /ˌkäkəˈlēkē/

noun

A Scottish soup traditionally made with chicken and leeks.
Example sentences
  • There are some recipes which specifically call for a cockerel and of these the best known are the Scottish cock-a-leekie and the French coq au vin.
  • In the catering caravan a chef is spooning cock-a-leekie soup into a polystyrene cup for a weary-looking man.
  • The traditional dish of haggis, neeps and tatties was also on the menu along with cock-a-leekie soup.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from cock1 and leek.

Words that rhyme with cock-a-leekie

beaky, cheeky, cliquey, creaky, freaky, Geikie, Kon-Tiki, Leakey, leaky, peaky, reeky, sleeky, sneaky, squeaky, streaky, Thessaloníki, tiki, tzatziki

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Syllabification: cock-a-leek·ie

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