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pottage

[pot-ij]
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noun
  1. a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat.
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Origin of pottage

1175–1225; Middle English potage < Old French: literally, something in or from a pot1; see -age
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Related Words for pottage

porridge, puree, chowder, bouillon, oatmeal, gruel, polenta, concoction, distillation, fluid, splash, elixir, brew, bowl, potpourri, stock, potage, gumbo, decoction, pottage

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British Dictionary definitions for pottage

pottage

noun
  1. a thick meat or vegetable soup
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Word Origin for pottage

C13: from Old French potage contents of a pot, from pot pot 1
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Word Origin and History for pottage

n.

"soup, broth," c.1200, potage, literally "that which is put in a pot," from Old French potage "vegetable soup, food cooked in a pot," from pot "pot" (see pot (n.1)). The spelling with double -t- is from early 15c.

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