Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A soup made with chicken broth and leeks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a chicken soup boiled with leeks

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as cockieleekie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. soup made from chicken boiled with leeks

Etymologies

Alteration of cockie, diminutive of cock1 + leekie, diminutive of leek.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
alteration of the diminutives cockie (from cock) + leekie (from leek) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And the Scotsman, he ordered a bowl of cock-a-leekie soup ...

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  • Name another country that festoons its traditional dishes with names like bubble and squeak, deviled bones, spotted dick, cock-a-leekie soup, clouty dumplings, and toad-in-the-hole.

    SARA MOULTON’S EVERYDAY FAMILY DINNERS

  • The cock-a-leekie soup was his culinary magnum opus.

    A Small Death in the Great Glen

  • And the Scotsman, he ordered a bowl of cock-a-leekie soup . . .

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  • “Even Bess knows I like to caramelize shallots for cock-a-leekie soup,” he said.

    The Owl and Moon Cafe

  • After which he let the young man simmer gently for five minutes, like so much reheated cock-a-leekie.

    Fleshmarket Close

  • A huge pot of milky cock-a-leekie soup was burbling on the back of the cooker.

    Drums of Autumn

  • And so, with the assistance of Jenny, ten pails of milk from the dairy shed, three chickens caught from the coop, and four dozen large leeks from the kailyard, I presided over the preparation of cock-a-leekie soup and roasted potatoes for the laird and tenants of Lallybroch.

    Dragonfly in Amber

  • The meal - which I suppose we must call dinner, though it was nearer tea time - was cock-a-leekie soup, and hot roast turkey, and a steamed pudding, and roast chestnuts, and as much fruit as you could eat.

    The Silver Chair

  • Whether you're a fan of bisque or borscht, French onion or oxtail, chowder or cock-a-leekie, there's no denying the soothing feeling of a warm bowl of soup.

    Gizmodo

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