Mock turtle soup
Mock Mock, a. Imitating reality, but not real; false; counterfeit; assumed; sham. [1913 Webster]

That superior greatness and mock majesty. --Spectator. [1913 Webster]

{Mock bishop's weed} (Bot.), a genus of slender umbelliferous herbs ({Discopleura}) growing in wet places.

{Mock heroic}, burlesquing the heroic; as, a mock heroic poem.

{Mock lead}. See {Blende} ( a ).

{Mock nightingale} (Zo["o]l.), the European blackcap.

{Mock orange} (Bot.), a genus of American and Asiatic shrubs ({Philadelphus}), with showy white flowers in panicled cymes. {Philadelphus coronarius}, from Asia, has fragrant flowers; the American kinds are nearly scentless.

{Mock sun}. See {Parhelion}.

{Mock turtle soup}, a soup made of calf's head, veal, or other meat, and condiments, in imitation of green turtle soup.

{Mock velvet}, a fabric made in imitation of velvet. See {Mockado}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Mock turtle soup — is an English soup that was created in the mid 18th century as a cheaper imitation of green turtle soup.[1] It often uses brains and organ meats such as calf s head or a calf s foot[2 …   Wikipedia

  • mock turtle soup — n. a soup made from calf s head, veal, etc., spiced so as to taste like green turtle soup …   English World dictionary

  • mock turtle soup — ► NOUN ▪ imitation turtle soup made from a calf s head …   English terms dictionary

  • mock turtle soup — noun soup made from a calf s head or other meat in imitation of green turtle soup • Hypernyms: ↑soup * * * ˌmock turtle ˈsoup 7 [mock turtle soup] noun uncountable a type of soup made from the head of a young cow, whic …   Useful english dictionary

  • mock turtle soup — noun Date: 1783 a soup made of meat (as calf s head or veal), wine, and spices in imitation of green turtle soup …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mock turtle soup — a rich, clear soup prepared to resemble green turtle soup, made with a calf s head or other meat, seasonings, and often with wine. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • mock turtle soup — n. soup made from meat (veal or calf s head) with wine and seasoned to taste like green turtle soup …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mock turtle soup — noun a brown soup prepared from a calf s head, supposedly resembling turtle soup …   Australian English dictionary

  • mock turtle soup — noun imitation turtle soup made from a calf s head …   English new terms dictionary

  • Mock Turtle — Alice character The Gryphon and the Mock Turtle, illustrated by John Tenniel First appearance …   Wikipedia

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