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Scotch broth

a thick soup prepared from mutton, vegetables, and barley.
Origin of Scotch broth
First recorded in 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • At dinner, Dr. Johnson ate several plate-fulls of Scotch broth, with barley and peas in it, and seemed very fond of the dish.

  • Why, Ruggles hastened to tell her, it aint a party soup, its Scotch broth.

    The Girl From His Town Marie Van Vorst
  • At home, Ian's mother always had waiting for him a plate of Scotch broth, potatoes, and sometimes an apple tart.

    The Wee Scotch Piper Madeline Brandeis
  • The rest of the forequarter can be used for fricassee, Scotch broth, croquettes, and many other dishes.

  • One of her friends of that time accused her of subsisting on a diet of Scotch broth.

    Charles Frohman: Manager and Man Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
  • For the healthy-minded, Scotch mists have their compensation in Scotch broth; odoriferous and appetising is its very name.

    The Feasts of Autolycus Elizabeth Robins Pennell
British Dictionary definitions for Scotch broth

Scotch broth

(Brit) a thick soup made from mutton, lamb, or beef stock, vegetables, and pearl barley
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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