lobscouse

Definition

Food

  • A meat and vegetable stew thickened with ship biscuit, once popular on sailing vessels where it could easily be prepared. Variants on the name occur in all north Atlantic seafaring nations. In the UK it is associated with Liverpool, hence the name scouse or scouser for inhabitants of that city. In the USA it is associated with New England. Nowadays it is made without the ship biscuit.
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