cock-a-leekie

cock-a-leekie

[kok-uh-lee-kee]
noun Scottish Cookery.
a soup made with chicken broth, chopped leeks, and sometimes a little oatmeal.

Origin:
1765–75; variant of cockie-leekie, equivalent to cock1 + -ie + leek + -ie

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cock-a-leekie (ˌkɒkəˈliːkɪ)
 
n
a variant of cockieleekie

cockieleekie, cockyleeky or cock-a-leekie (ˈkɒkəˈliːkɪ)
 
n
(Scot) a soup made from a fowl boiled with leeks
 
cockyleeky, cockyleeky or cock-a-leekie
 
n
 
cock-a-leekie, cockyleeky or cock-a-leekie
 
n

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