Definitions

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  • n. A stew of sliced turnips and carrots, a widely-used food ration for British soldiers in front-line trenches during World War I.

Etymologies

After the Maconochie company in Aberdeen that produced it. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I dined off a maconochie, and was wondering whether I dare lie down to sleep, when I was called out to take a message to and remain at the 13th

    Adventures of a Despatch Rider

  • The maconochie tin which he had placed on a seat and a tin of beef with a Libby label held her eyes as though they were things new and extraordinary.

    The Beach of Dreams

  • Bompard, on his knees, and with a maconochie tin in his left hand, raised his head and looked.

    The Beach of Dreams

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