[ kuhl-kan-uhn, kawl-kan- ]
/ kəlˈkæn ən, ˈkɔl kæn- /
an Irish dish made of cabbage, kale, or other greens, and potatoes boiled and mashed together.
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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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Colcannon, kol-kan′on, n. an Irish dish, being a stew of pounded cabbage and potatoes with butter.
British Dictionary definitions for colcannon
/ (kəlˈkænən, ˈkɒlˌkænən) /
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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