Definition of lobscouse
: a sailor's dish of stewed or baked meat with vegetables and hardtack
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The description of "lobscouse" in our second example sounds anything but appetizing, but some version of this dish has been around for at least 300 years and it is a specialty of Liverpool, England. ("Lobscouse" is also called "scouse," and Liverpudlians are sometimes referred to as "Scousers.") The origin of "lobscouse" is not known for certain. Although it's been suggested that the first syllable of the word comes from an English dialect word lob meaning "to boil," the more popular theory is that "lobscouse" comes from a Norwegian stew called "Lapskaus."
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