Definition of Quorn in English:

Quorn

noun

British
trademark
  • [mass noun] A type of protein-rich food made from an edible fungus and used as a meat substitute.

    • ‘Its products are sold in supermarkets all over Europe, but Quorn's arrival stateside earlier this year met with a less than rapturous reception.’
    • ‘Could it also be that Quorn is simply too good a simulation of meat?’
    • ‘You can also buy ready-made veggie meals from every supermarket, as well as tofu, Quorn and vege-mince.’
    • ‘How much basil you add, or whether you use garlic, or if you prefer mince meat or Quorn mince, or add optional extras like black olives or sun dried tomatoes is entirely up to you.’
    • ‘One manufacturer, Quorn, uses a mycoprotein as its main ingredient.’
    • ‘I don't use Quorn or any meat lookalike products - what for?’
    • ‘These products are marketed under the brand-name Quorn, and consist of industrially produced, entirely meat-free foodstuffs made with mycoprotein from fungi and have the taste and flavour of a range of meat products.’
    • ‘It made me admire even more people who stick to their principles and remain vegetarian, although I would never rule out going back to my Quorn eating days.’
    • ‘An American pressure group is trying to get Quorn off the shelves while it undergoes official tests.’
    • ‘The other options on the two-for-a-fiver menu are haddock with chips and peas and Quorn chicken curry with rice.’
    • ‘Paul and I had Quorn while the others ate lamb and beef, and an hour later, feeling full and sleepy, we collapsed into the lounge for coffee and chocolates.’
    • ‘So, if you want to give up meat for moral reasons, but think you'll miss it, Quorn is a good solution.’
    • ‘Then there's mycoprotein, which is the main ingredient in Quorn, a new line of fake chicken and beef.’
    • ‘The company is introducing meal-size salads, a side salad, fresh apples and a burger made from the meat substitute Quorn.’
    • ‘On further investigation it turned out that these Vegetarian Chicken Chunks were nothing more exciting than that delicious fungus Quorn.’
    • ‘If you're looking for something to spice up your menu plan and contribute a good dose of protein at the same time, try Quorn.’
    • ‘My wife's really into Quorn, so she uses it for chillis and stuff.’
    • ‘This could control and maintain optimum growth conditions for its protein product called mycoprotein, the main ingredient in Quorn.’

Origin

1980s: the name of a former company in the Leicestershire village of Quorndon.

Pronunciation:

Quorn

/kwɔːn/