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mock turtle soup

noun
1.
a rich, clear soup prepared to resemble green turtle soup, made with a calf's head or other meat, seasonings, and often with wine.
Origin of mock turtle soup
1775-1785
1775-85
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  • mock turtle soup, and then filets of sole; they are mock, too, but they are very good.

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  • Equal parts of mock turtle soup, thick consomm tapioca, and thick consomm brunoise.

  • Then, calling jocularly across the room, "Say Alexander, got any mock turtle soup tonight?"

British Dictionary definitions for mock turtle soup

mock turtle soup

noun
1.
an imitation turtle soup made from a calf's head
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