mock turtle soup

noun

: a soup made of meat (such as calf's head or veal), wine, and spices in imitation of green turtle soup

Examples of mock turtle soup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The menu offers twists on American classics and local favorites, such as hanky panky balls, mock turtle soup and a jumbo cheese coney. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 28 Jan. 2023 This was false advertising: the turtle was used as a lure, and only mock turtle soup was served. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Nov. 2021 Featuring more than 70 individual entries, the portal offers a wealth of information on foods ranging from lard to mock turtle soup and frozen orange juice. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1783, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mock turtle soup was in 1783

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“Mock turtle soup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mock%20turtle%20soup. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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