cock-a-leekie


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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.]
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cock-a-leekie

(ˌkɒkəˈliːkɪ)
n
(Cookery) a variant of cockieleekie
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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]
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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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