[poh-tahzh; French paw-tazh]

noun French Cookery.

soup, especially any thick soup made with cream.

Nearby words

  1. pot-valiant,
  2. pot-walloper,
  3. pot.,
  4. potable,
  5. potae,
  6. potager,
  7. potamic,
  8. potamo-,
  9. potamogale,
  10. potamology

Origin of potage

From French; see origin at pottage

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British Dictionary definitions for potage



any thick soup

Word Origin for potage

C16: from Old French; see pottage

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Word Origin and History for potage



"thick soup," 1560s, from French potage "soup, broth" (see pottage, which is an earlier English borrowing of the same French word).

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