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Definition of hopping john in English:


[mass noun]
(In the southern US and Caribbean) a stew of rice with black-eyed beans or peas, often also containing bacon and red peppers.
Example sentences
  • Some Americans, particularly in the South, eat hopping john, a dish made with black-eyed peas, to bring good luck in the New Year.
  • I am going to serve roast pork and sauerkraut, hopping john, corn bread, and spinach in order to cover everything!
  • Here's a hopping john recipe and information on the origin of black eyed peas.
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