A dish of potatoes stewed in a pot.
More 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.