One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A slice of meat.‘three collops of bacon’
piece, portion, wedge, chunk, hunk, lump, slab, segmentView synonyms
- ‘Jon plumped for the main course of skewered collops of Mallaig monkfish, but wasn't too keen on the other half of the combo, that Shetland salmon.’
- ‘The bear cleaned the collops of meat off the floor, stood on her hind legs, and danced with spirit, roaring.’
- ‘I started off with the roast veal sweetbreads with collop of foie gras and morel jus, while Vicky opted for the roulade of duck foie gras cooked in truffle stock with cherry brioche.’
- ‘So unless you're minded to cut 'em into collops and be done with it, you'd best make allowances for their prejudices when you're after asking them to swear that first oath.’
- ‘This gave the following explanation of ‘fricandoes’: ‘a sort of Scotch collops, made of thin slices of Veal well larded and farced, which are afterwards to be dressed in a Stewpan, close covered, over a gentle Fire.’’
Late Middle English: of Scandinavian origin and related to Swedish kalops ‘meat stew’.
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