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congee

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[ kon-jee, ‐zhey ]
/ ˈkɒn dʒi, ‐ʒeɪ /
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noun
verb (used without object), con·geed, con·gee·ing.Obsolete.
to take one's leave.
to bow ceremoniously.
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Origin of congee

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First recorded in 1350–1400; late Middle English noun congie, congye, from Middle French congié, Old French congié, from Latin commeātus “furlough, leave of absence” literally, “passage, coming and going,” equivalent to commeā(re) “to go, travel” (from com- + meāre “to proceed, pass, travel”) + -tus suffix of verbal action; verb derived from noun; see com-

Other definitions for congee (2 of 2)

congee2
[ kon-jee ]
/ ˈkɒn dʒi /

noun
(in East Asian, especially Chinese, cuisine) a thick rice porridge.

Origin of congee

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First recorded in 1695–1700; from Tamil kañci, kañji
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