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or crow·die

[kroo-dee, kroh-, kroo d-ee]
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noun, plural crow·dies. Scot. and North England.
  1. a dish of meal, especially oatmeal and water, or sometimes milk, stirred together; gruel; brose; porridge.
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Origin of crowdy

First recorded in 1490–1500; of obscure origin
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noun Scot
  1. a porridge of meal and water; brose
  2. a cheese-like dish made by straining the whey from soured milk and beating up the remaining curd with salt
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Word Origin

C17: of unknown origin
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