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stone soup



From a tale in which a traveller places a stone in a cooking-pot and tricks the locals into contributing ingredients; see Stone soup.


stone soup (uncountable)

  1. (cooking) A traditional Portuguese thick soup, sopa de pedra.
    • 1984, Fodor's Portugal, 1985
      In the village of Almeirim nearby, O Toucinho (M), serves the typical stone soup; a charming, friendly, country spot.
    • 1998, Timothy J Page, Portugal
      Sopa de pedra (stone soup) is a marvellously thick country soup of numerous vegetables and meats. Adding the stone is optional.