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cock-a-leekie

noun [U] uk   /kɒk.əˈliː.ki/ us    /kɑːk-/
a soup, originally from Scotland, made from boiled chicken and vegetables
Translations of “cock-a-leekie”
in Chinese (Traditional) (蘇格蘭的)雞肉韭菜湯…
in Chinese (Simplified) (苏格兰的)鸡肉韭菜汤…
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