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cock-a-leek·ie

also cock·a·leek·ie  (kŏk′ə-lē′kē)
n.
A soup made with chicken broth and leeks.

[Alteration of cockie, diminutive of cock + leekie, diminutive of leek.]

cock-a-leekie

(ˌkɒkəˈliːkɪ)
n
(Cookery) a variant of cockieleekie

cock-a-leek•ie

(ˌkɒk əˈli ki)

n.
a soup of Scottish origin made with chicken broth, chicken, and leeks.
[1765–75; variant of cockie-leekie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cock-a-leekie - soup made from chicken boiled with leeks
soup - liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
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Food match: This is the perfect snifter to serve with cock-a-leekie soup or smoked haddock chowder.
Food match: This is the perfect snifter to serve with cock-a-leekie soup (broth made with leeks, chicken and prunes), or smoked haddock chowder.
The Coastal Celtic Society presents its 16th annual Scottish Burns Night Celebration, featuring entertainment by bagpipers, harpists, guitarists and singers; a banquet with traditional Scottish dishes Tatties and Neeps, Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Haggis and Trifle dessert, as well as Chicken in the Heather and top sirloin.
Mary Berry's Country House Secrets BBC1, 9pm You know you're properly mature when you don't want to make jokes about cock-a-leekie soup Mary B is in Scone Palace, where she helps Lady Mansfield prepare traditional Scottish fare like that rude-sounding dish and venison Wellington.
At Blackfriars' Sunday Burns Night, guests will be treated to traditional cock-a-leekie soup to start, followed by haggis, neeps and tatties, before indulging in Scottish cranachan for dessert.
There are plenty of mellow malts to tap into and serve with cock-a-leekie soup or smoked haddock chowder.
None of us expect our waiter to be genuinely cock-a-hoop at serving us our cock-a-leekie soup, certainly not on the pittance that most waiting staff are often paid but we do want them to make a plausible pretence of it.
Similarly, the Burns Night at Rivington Grill will kick off with a refreshing cock-a-leekie soup following which haggis with neeps and tatties (Scots for turnip and potato) will be served.
The meal started with cock-a-leekie soup, followed by brill, corned beef or chicken Maryland.
This seemed a trifle excessive to a chap whose life had been immeasurably bucked by the discovery that a well-respected Scottish company was canning cock-a-leekie soup for little more than the price of a daily paper.