Definition of Scotch broth in US English:

Scotch broth


  • A traditional Scottish soup made from beef or mutton stock with pearl barley and vegetables.

    • ‘Traditional Burns suppers are lavish affairs with classic dishes such as Scotch broth, followed by haggis, neeps and tatties and perhaps a cloutie dumpling or Scots trifle.’
    • ‘‘My mother would make Scotch broth for Sunday lunch,’ recalls Queenie.’
    • ‘At dinner, the doctor ate several plates of Scotch broth, with barley and peas in it, and seemed very fond of the dish.’
    • ‘For his own lunch Moyes retires to his office, and is served the latter - Scotch broth and chicken curry.’
    • ‘Was it possible she had her cooks rustle up some Scotch broth which, in turn, influenced the French chefs who came up with pot-au-feu?’


Scotch broth

/ˈˌskɑtʃ ˈbrɔθ//ˈˌskäCH ˈbrôTH/