Definition of Maconochie in US English:

Maconochie

(also McConochie)

noun

  • Informal. Meat stewed with vegetables and tinned, especially as supplied to British soldiers on active service; a tin of such meat.

Origin

Early 20th century. From the name of the makers, MaconochieBrothers, ‘preserved provision, sauce & pickle manufacturers, fish curers &c.’.