pot liquor

or pot-liquor

  1. Midland and Southern U.S. the broth in which meat or vegetables, as salt pork or greens, have been cooked.

Origin of pot liquor

First recorded in 1735–45

Words Nearby pot liquor

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How to use pot liquor in a sentence

  • I gave him a dose of syrup of buckthorn, and put him on a diet of pot-liquor and vegetables till further orders.

    The Moonstone | Wilkie Collins
  • Exhorters or zorters and pot liquor preachers were still more numerous.

  • Use the pot-liquor in which it was boiled, with quarter of a pound of rice, for the next morning's breakfast.

  • Every particle of grease rescued from pot liquor, or fat from meat, was utilized for candle-making.

    Home Life in Colonial Days | Alice Morse Earle
  • For this state of the part, Blaine, who is therein followed by Youatt, recommends "pot liquor."

    The Dog | Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson

British Dictionary definitions for pot liquor

pot liquor

  1. mainly US the broth in which meat, esp pork or bacon, and vegetables have been cooked

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