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cock-a-leekie

[ kok-uh-lee-kee ]
/ ˌkɒk əˈli ki /
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noun Scottish Cooking.
a soup made with chicken broth, chopped leeks, and sometimes a little oatmeal.
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Origin of cock-a-leekie

1765–75; variant of cockie-leekie, equivalent to cock1 + -ie + leek + -ie
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British Dictionary definitions for cock-a-leekie

cock-a-leekie
/ (ˌkɒkəˈliːkɪ) /

noun
a variant of cockieleekie
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