boiled dinner

noun Northern and North Midland U.S.
a meal of meat and vegetables, as of corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes, prepared by boiling.


Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism

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She boiled dinner in it, resulting in deliciously sweet meat.
As an adjunct of the farmer's boiled dinner it is indispensable.
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