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mock turtle soup

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
1775-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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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

an imitation turtle soup made from a calf's head
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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