Definition of stovies in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstəʊvɪz/

plural noun

A dish of potatoes stewed in a pot.
Example sentences
  • Longer nights mean the chance to cosy up to some hearty home-cooking, so give the frozen pizza a miss and sit down to Scotch broth and stovies or haggis and clapshot.
  • One of the best ways to cook them is in stovies - that heart-warming dish made from four simple ingredients - potatoes, onions, dripping and stock or leftover gravy.
  • It looked like watery stovies and a forensic examination detected only potatoes, salt cod and a green herb.


Late 19th century: from Scots stove 'stew meat or vegetables', perhaps partly from Dutch stoven.

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