Definition of colcannon
: potatoes and cabbage boiled and mashed together with butter and seasoning
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Don’t forget the three mandatory carbs though: Potatoes (preferably colcannon), Irish soda bread with raisins, and a Guinness (duh).
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Origin and Etymology of colcannon
Irish cál ceannan, literally, white-speckled cabbage
First Known Use: circa 1785See Words from the same year
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