Colcannon meaning

kŏl-kănən
An Irish dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage, seasoned with butter.
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An Irish dish made of potatoes and greens, esp. cabbage, boiled together and mashed.
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A traditional Irish dish made from mashed potatoes and kale, with scallions, butter, salt and pepper added.
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Origin of colcannon

  • Irish Gaelic cál ceannan cál cabbage (from Old Irish) (from Latin caulis) ceannan white-headed (ceann head) (from Old Irish cenn) (fionn white) (from Old Irish find weid- in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition