col·​can·​non | \ käl-ˈka-nən How to pronounce colcannon (audio) \

Definition of colcannon

: potatoes and cabbage boiled and mashed together with butter and seasoning

Examples of colcannon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Goshen’s farm-to-table favorite will feature corned beef made in-house, served with traditional Irish colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 9 Mar. 2022 Come Halloween, per Irish custom, the restaurant will slip wrapped coins into its colcannon. Washington Post, 21 May 2021 Guests can choose corned beef and cabbage, fish cakes with colcannon or vegetarian shepherd’s pie for their entrée and Irish apple cake or a Guinness chocolate cupcake for dessert. Carol Kovach, cleveland, 9 Mar. 2021 Flavors of the Past: Chefs at Naper Settlement will host a video on how to make colcannon, a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes, at 7 p.m. Michelle Mullins,, 6 Mar. 2021 Or enjoy potatoes and cabbage in a different incarnation: mashed together and enriched with cream in colcannon. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 16 Mar. 2020 Thus the classic Irish dish corned beef and cabbage, not to mention colcannon. NBC News, 16 Sep. 2019 Choose from selections like the LGO reserve short rib tacos ($19), green chile burger ($15) and roasted jidori chicken with market vegetables or colcannon potato ($25). Georgann Yara, azcentral, 29 June 2018 These are the very short ribs from under the pork belly that have been salted like corned beef, then braised until the meat is falling off the bone and served over colcannon — potatoes mashed with kale or cabbage. Russ Parsons,, 29 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of colcannon

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colcannon

Irish cál ceannan, literally, white-speckled cabbage

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“Colcannon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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