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1. A thick soup or stew of vegetables and sometimes meat.
2. Archaic Porridge.

[Middle English potage, from Old French, from pot, pot; see potiche.]


(Cookery) a thick meat or vegetable soup
[C13: from Old French potage contents of a pot, from pot pot1]


(ˈpɒt ɪdʒ)

a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat.
[1175–1225; Middle English potage < Old French; see pot1, -age]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pottage - a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
2.pottage - thick (often creamy) souppottage - thick (often creamy) soup    
soup - liquid food especially of meat or fish or vegetable stock often containing pieces of solid food
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The movement, however, is perceptible, and once this fact is established I can let the pottage simmer.
So saying, he gathered together, and brought to a flame, the decaying brands which lay scattered on the ample hearth; took from the larger board a mess of pottage and seethed kid, placed it upon the small table at which he had himself supped, and, without waiting the Jew's thanks, went to the other side of the hall; whether from unwillingness to hold more close communication with the object of his benevolence, or from a wish to draw near to the upper end of the table, seemed uncertain.
But he who sold his birthright for a mess of pottage existed, and Judas Iscariot existed, and Castlereagh existed, and this man exists
By Saint Hubert, thou hadst best save thy breath to cool thy pottage, else it may scald thy mouth.
that legacy of the Wild which no animal may escape nor exchange for pottage.
In truth, those who desired, according to the old adage, to sell anything valuable for a song, might find customers all over the Fair; and there were innumerable messes of pottage, piping hot, for such as chose to buy them with their birthrights.
A message, a thought, a sincerity, a glance from him, I want, but not news, nor pottage.
They have made private terms with the enemy, and sold their birthright for very bad pottage.
They'd make you buy your own pease pottage when you got back to the Middle Ages, and create a fuss when you couldn't tender anything smaller than a groat.
Union spokesman Alan Pottage said a strike ballot will go out among the union's Scottish membership at the end of January.
Trimdon started strongly in the second half but Skelton''s defenders Luke Walton, Jack Wellard, Joe Calvert and Nathan Pinkster held strong with goalie Evan Pottage making some fantastic saves.
After a consultation with colour technician Helen Pottage, Amy decided to go for a mixture of three tones - beige-blonde, honeyblonde and dark chocolate - layered under her parting.