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

  • n. Scots A soft cheese made from curds.
  • n. Scots Porridge; gruel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Gruel or thin porridge
  • n. A Scottish form of cottage cheese

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Meal and cold water, or sometimes milk, stirred together so as to form a thick gruel; hence, any porridge.
  • n. Curds from which the whey has been pressed out, mixed with butter.


Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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