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pot liquor

or pot-liq·uor

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

First recorded in 1735–45
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Historical Examples of pot liquor

  • A negro woman cooked the corn-bread and pot-liquor, with which they were fed by her or some other slave.

    The Brothers' War

    John Calvin Reed

  • 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

  • Sometimes they get a bit of cheese or bacon, but not often, and a good deal of strong cabbage, soddened with pot-liquor.

    The Toilers of the Field

    Richard Jefferies

  • For dinner they had meat boiled and one other thing like cabbage, and the children got the pot-liquor.

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

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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