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Colcannon

Potatoes and cabbage pounded together and then fried in butter (Irish). “Col” is cole or cale, i.e. cabbage.

“About 1774 Isaac Sparks, the Irish comedian, founded in Long Acre a Colcannon Club.” —The Athenæum, January 20th, 1875.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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