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finnan

Line breaks: fin¦nan
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪnən
 
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(also finnan haddock)

Definition of finnan in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Haddock cured with the smoke of green wood, turf, or peat.
Example sentences
  • One fine and comforting dish that The Cellar has had on the menu for aeons is the omelette filled with creamy finnan haddock, which R ordered with the canny eye you'd expect from the former harbour master of Crail.
  • While fellow guests at table 10 relished warm finnan haddock and roast saddle of lamb, Simpson was growing hot under his tuxedo.
  • Alistair started off with west coast lobster bisque with white wine, saffron and cognac, while I went for the finnan haddock and lobster risotto with smoked salmon cream and poached egg.

Origin

early 18th century: alteration of Findon, the name of a fishing village near Aberdeen in Scotland, but sometimes confused with the Scottish river and village of Findhorn.

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