Definition of Cock-a-leekie

1. Noun. Soup made from chicken boiled with leeks.

Exact synonyms: Cocky-leeky
Generic synonyms: Soup

Definition of Cock-a-leekie

1. Noun. a chicken soup boiled with leeks ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cock-a-leekie

cochleovestibular
cochon de lait
cochromite
cocillana
cocinera
cocineras
cocirculating
cocitation
cocitations
cock's comb test
cock's eggs
cock-a-doodle-doo
cock-a-doodle-doos
cock-a-hoop
cock-a-leekie (current term)
cock-and-bull stories
cock-and-bull story
cock-cheese
cock-eyed
cock-fighting
cock-horse
cock-horses
cock-of-the-rock
cock-padle
cock-padles
cock-robin
cock-robins
cock-sparrow
cock-sparrows

Literary usage of Cock-a-leekie

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott (1822)
"And, my lords and lieges, let us all to our dinner, for the cock- a-leekie is cooling." THE END. ..."

2. The Journal of the Manchester Geographical Society by Manchester Geographical Society (1888)
"But cock-a-leekie or not cock-a-leekie, I was not to be baulked, and no sooner had he departed to attend to the closing of the other windows and blinds, ..."

3. The Cook and Housewife's Manual: A Practical System of Modern Demestic by Christian Isobel Johnstone (1847)
"Sometimes the capon is served in the tureen with the cock-a-leekie. ... Obs. Some people thicken cock-a-leekie with the fine part of oatmeal. ..."

4. The Cook and Housewife's Manual: Containing the Most Approved Modern by Christian Isobel Johnstone (1828)
"cock-a-leekie. BOIL from four to six pounds of good shin-beef, well broken, ... Sometimes the capon is served in the tureen with the cock-a-leekie. ..."

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