Definition of halesome in English:


Line breaks: hale|some
Pronunciation: /ˈheɪls(ə)m


chiefly Scottish
  • Wholesome: the friendly pub and halesome fare
    More example sentences
    • It was porridge of which I feel sure Burns would have approved, when he wrote the line, ‘halesome parritch, chief o' Scotia's food’.
    • You are welcome, don't forget to buy me something halesome.
    • The sense that porridge is a food of the poor is underlined in Stevenson's Kidnapped, where the miserly Ebenezer Balfour chows down on a bowl of oats, despite his huge wealth, exclaiming: ‘They're fine, halesome food - they're grand food, parritch.’

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