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

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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

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  • 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 — 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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