Definition of cock-a-leekie in English:

cock-a-leekie

noun

  • A Scottish soup traditionally made with chicken and leeks.

    • ‘There are some recipes which specifically call for a cockerel and of these the best known are the Scottish cock-a-leekie and the French coq au vin.’
    • ‘In the catering caravan a chef is spooning cock-a-leekie soup into a polystyrene cup for a weary-looking man.’
    • ‘The traditional dish of haggis, neeps and tatties was also on the menu along with cock-a-leekie soup.’
    • ‘There will be a range of new products designed to reflect a more dynamic, younger customer base with a taste for something a little wilder than cock-a-leekie.’
    • ‘Jeana served the first helping of cock-a-leekie stew to Ray, and, with a good-natured grin, he encouraged her to pile it on, despite her disapproving look.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from cock and leek.

Pronunciation:

cock-a-leekie

/ˌkäkəˈlēkē/