colcannon

[ kuh l-kan-uh n, kawl-kan- ]
/ kəlˈkæn ən, ˈkɔl kæn- /
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noun

an Irish dish made of cabbage, kale, or other greens, and potatoes boiled and mashed together.

Nearby words

  1. colbath,
  2. colbert,
  3. colbert, claudette,
  4. colbert, jean baptiste,
  5. colby,
  6. colchester,
  7. colchicine,
  8. colchicum,
  9. colchis,
  10. colcothar

Origin of colcannon

1765–75; < Irish cál ceannann, equivalent to cál (< Latin caulis cabbage) + ceann head + -ann, weak variant of fionn white

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British Dictionary definitions for colcannon

colcannon

/ (kəlˈkænən, ˈkɒlˌkænən) /

noun

a dish, originating in Ireland, of potatoes and cabbage or other greens boiled and mashed together

Word Origin for colcannon

C18: from Irish Gaelic cál ceannann, literally: white-headed cabbage

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