/lob"skows/, n.
a stew of meat, potatoes, onions, ship biscuit, etc.
Also, lobscourse /lob"skawrs, -skohrs/.
[1700-10; cf. LOBLOLLY; Norw lapskaus, Dan labskovs, G labskaus all ult. < E]

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  • lobscouse — /ˈlɒbskaʊs/ (say lobskows) noun Nautical a stew of meat, potatoes, onions, ship biscuit, etc. {compare Danish lapscous, Dutch lapskous. See loblolly} …   Australian English dictionary

  • lobscouse —  Stew of meat and vegetables …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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