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pottage

[ pot-ij ]

noun

  1. a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat.


pottage

/ ˈpɒtɪdʒ /

noun

  1. a thick meat or vegetable soup


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Word History and Origins

Origin of pottage1

1175–1225; Middle English potage < Old French: literally, something in or from a pot 1; -age
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pottage1

C13: from Old French potage contents of a pot, from pot pot 1
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Example Sentences

The effort to tame them can’t be traded away for a mess of union pottage.

A knife or fork with horizontal handles does not sit naturally in the curved structure of a trencher or a pottage bowl.

Their beverage is made from rice instead of barley, and their food consists for the most part of rice pottage.

They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage.

Take salt with your knife, cut your bread, dont fill your spoon too full, or sup your pottage.

Mr. Churchill at Glasgow, showed the real hand and the mess of pottage so amiably offered at Berlin bought no German birthright.

It is the spirit of Esau, who bartered the right of the first-born to the promise of the covenant for one mess of pottage.

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