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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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Guests will be served a five-course feast of pottages, roasts and pies, rounded off by pudding and cheeses, and accompanied by flagons of ale and fine wine.
The restaurant is staging a number of medieval banquets this year marking events such as the summer solstice and the London Olympics, where diners will feast on a five-course meal of pottages, roasts and pies, pudding and cheeses, and drink flagons of ale and wine.
Gallons could also be found on South Street in St Hilda's when it was still a busy shopping area with shops including Appleby's grocers, Berry the fruiterer, Taylors' tripe, Mary Sera's cream, Pottages drapery, Jack Graingers' butchery, Griffins newsagents and Sherris' sweet shop.