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cock-a-leekie

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Pronunciation: /kɒkəˈliːki
 
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Definition of cock-a-leekie in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A soup traditionally made in Scotland 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.

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