Definition of colcannon in English:

colcannon

Line breaks: col|can¦non
Pronunciation: /kɒlˈkanən
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • An Irish and Scottish dish of cabbage and potatoes boiled and mashed together.
    More example sentences
    • I like places where you can dine on things like Arbroath smokies with eggs and colcannon [mashed potato with cabbage].
    • A dish called colcannon, made from cabbage, potatoes, and milk, was traditionally served on Halloween with a ring, coin, thimble, and button inserted into it.
    • Afterwards the guests were treated to traditional bacon, cabbage and colcannon while All Ireland Champion accordionist Teddy Barry played traditional Irish and Scottish airs.

Origin

late 18th century: from cole; the origin of the second element is uncertain but it is said that cannonballs were used to mash such vegetables as spinach.

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