An Irish dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage, seasoned with butter.
An Irish dish made of potatoes and greens, esp. cabbage, boiled together and mashed.
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