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Scotch woodcock


creamy scrambled eggs on toast spread with anchovy paste


food noun (foods and drinks)


Scotch woodcock* | Scotch woodcocks
(* Scotch woodcock may be used in a singular or plural context)

Type of:

dish » nutriment » food » substance

Original source:

Princeton WordNet


(Source: Encarta Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references


Scotch woodcock

a savoury consisting of creamy, softly scrambled eggs served over toast that has been spread with anchovy paste or Gentleman's Relish. As Welsh rabbit contains no rabbit, so Scotch woodcock contains no woodcock. Scotch woodcock was served in the ... (39 of 202 words, 1 image)

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Collins Dictionary:

Scotch woodcock

hot toast spread with anchovies or anchovy paste and topped with creamy scrambled eggs (14 of 240 words, 2 usage examples)



Scotch woodcock

buttered toast spread with anchovy paste and scrambled egg (9 of 23 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/scotch woodcock

American Heritage Dictionary:

Scotch woodcock

A savory dish consisting of scrambled eggs on toast with anchovies or anchovy paste. (14 of 17 words)


New World Dictionary:

Scotch woodcock

eggs cooked and served on toast or crackers spread with anchovies or anchovy paste (14 of 16 words)


Random House Dictionary:

Scotch woodcock

toast spread with anchovy paste and topped with loosely scrambled eggs. (11 of 13 words)


Oxford Dictionary:

dish | dishfuls [plural] | dish aerial | the dishes | one's dish | the dish | dish something out/up | dish something out | dish something up | ...

a shallow, flat-bottomed container for cooking or serving food | the food contained or served in a dish | a particular variety or preparation of food ... (24 of 391 words, 19 definitions, 17 usage examples, pronunciation)


Macmillan British Dictionary:

dish | dishes [plural]

[countable] an open container like a plate, but not as deep as a bowl, used ... | [countable] food prepared and cooked in a particular way | "dishes": ... (26 of 186 words, 5 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)


dish [verb] | dished [past tense] | dishing [present participle] | dishes [3rd-person singular present] | dish the dirt

"dish the dirt": [informal] to tell people what you know about someone, especially things that could damage their reputation (19 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/dish 23


dish | dishes [plural] | dished [past tense] | dishing [present participle] | plate [synonym, sense-specific] | dishful [synonym, sense-specific] | plateful [synonym, sense-specific] | babe [synonym, sense-specific] | fox [synonym, sense-specific]

A vessel such as a plate for holding or serving food, often flat with a depressed region in the middle. | The contents of such a vessel. | A specific type of prepared food. | "dishes": Tableware (including cutlery, etc, as well as crockery) that is to... (44 of 141 words, 10 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)


Cambridge Dictionary:

dish [entry 1] | the dishes | dishes

a container, flatter than a bowl and sometimes with a lid, from which food can be served or which can be used for cooking | "the dishes": all the ... (28 of 58 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dish 1

dish [entry 2]

food prepared in a particular way as part of a meal (11 of 21 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dish 2

dish [entry 3, singular]

[outdated] a sexually attractive person (5 of 19 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dish 3

dish [entry 4] | dish the dirt

to tell people unpleasant or shocking personal information about someone (10 of 32 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/dish 4

Encarta Dictionary:

Scotch woodcock

a snack or light meal of toast spread with an anchovy paste and topped with scrambled eggs (17 of 30 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861709040​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Encarta Dictionary:

Scotch woodcock

Origin: Fanciful

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861709040​/definition​.html  [offline]

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