pottage

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pot·tage

 (pŏt′ĭj)
n.
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.]

pottage

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

pot•tage

(ˈpɒt ɪdʒ)

n.
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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