Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of neep.
  • n. mashed swede (turnip in Scotland), especially when served with tatties (potatoes) and haggis.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • This is very good, though there is also something wonderful about just plain neeps, or clapshot, with a bit of butter melting on top, a few scallions chopped over all.

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  • If I were, I'm afraid that Monte Pythonesque carryings on would be irresistable, and I'd be too hysterical to eat) neeps is great stuff.

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  • In the form of "neeps" (mashed with butter), rutabaga is a traditional companion of the often derided haggis.

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  • In Scotland it is mashed and served as 'neeps' with haggis.

    What I cooked last night.

  • He writes that in Scotland, mashed 'neeps' are offered with strongly-flavoured sausages such as venison; while in Ireland, they are fried in bacon fat and served with a few rashers.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • However, just to confuse matters, the Scots call swedes "neeps", and the Cornish also insist that they are filling their pasties with turnips, when in fact they are swedes.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • I went to primary school in the Borders in Scotland, and we had haggis, neeps and tatties for school lunch every week (and they were definitely called 'neeps').

    Life and style | guardian.co.uk

  • Enough with the cute, get with the programme and develop libidos and a taste for neeps and tatties.

    Everything will be better next year!

  • We relished our razor clams ( "spoots" in Scottish dialect) from Arisaig, cooked with the Spanish touch of chorizo; hand-dived Orkney scallops; roasted bone marrow with Devon snails and generously scattered Perthshire girolles; an unrecognizable circle of boned and rolled pig's head accompanied by roasted langoustine from Anstruther and a crunchy salad of shredded pig's ear; and the brilliantly conceived disk of foie-gras-cum-haggis, neeps and tatties.

    From Ships to Michelin Stars

  • Bit of brown sauce, some neeps and tatties, and haggis can be very tasty.

    Culinary Menace | My[confined]Space

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