cock-a-leekie soup

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  • Cock-a-leekie soup — is a Scottish soup dish of leeks and chicken stock. The original recipe added prunes during cooking, and traditionalists still garnish with a julienne of prunes. [1] Anne Mulhern of Glasgow s Willow Tea Rooms suggests that the reason for the… …   Wikipedia

  • cock-a-leekie soup — cock a leekie 7 [ˌkɒk ə ˈliːki] [ˌkɑːk] (also ˌcock a leekie ˈsoup) noun uncountable a type of Scottish soup, made with chicken and ↑leeks …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock-a-leekie — n. (also cocky leeky) a soup traditionally made in Scotland with boiling fowl and leeks. Etymology: COCK(1) + LEEK * * * cock a leekie 7 [ˌkɒk ə ˈliːki] [ˌkɑːk] (also ˌcock a leekie ˈsoup …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cock-a-leekie — El Cock a leekie soup se trata de una sopa tradicional muy celebrada en la cocina escocesa. La sopa se elabora principalmente con puerros, patatas (algunas recetas mencionan arroz) y caldo de pollo todo ello con mantequilla. Durante su… …   Wikipedia Español

  • cock-a-leekie — [käk΄ə lē′kē] n. [var. of cocky leeky < cocky, dim. of COCK1 + leeky, dim. of LEEK] Scot. a soup made by boiling chicken with leeks …   English World dictionary

  • cock-a-leekie — Cockaleekie Cock a*leek ie, cock a leekie cock a leekie, n. [From cock + leek.] A favorite soup in Scotland, made from a capon highly seasoned, and boiled with leeks and prunes; called also {cocky leeky}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cock-a-leekie — cock a leek•ie [[t]ˌkɒk əˈli ki[/t]] n. coo a soup of Scottish origin made with chicken broth, chicken, and leeks • Etymology: 1765–75; var. of cockie leekie …   From formal English to slang

  • cock(-)a(-)leekie — cock( )a( )leekˈie noun (Scot) Soup made from a fowl and leeks ● cock …   Useful english dictionary

  • cock-a-leekie — cock a leek|ie [ˌkɔk ə ˈli:ki US ˌka:k ] n [U] a type of Scottish soup made with chicken, vegetables, and ↑leeks …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cock-a-leekie — cock a leek|ie [ ,kakə liki ] noun uncount a type of Scottish soup made from chicken with LEEKS and other vegetables …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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