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con·gee 1

 (kŏn′jē′, -zhē′)
Variant of congé.

con·gee 2

A traditional Asian rice porridge.

[Tamil kañci.]
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(ˈkɒndʒiː) or


(Cookery) a gruel of boiled rice and water
vb (tr)
(Cookery) to prepare (something) in a conjee
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(ˈkɒn ʒeɪ, -dʒeɪ, kɔ̃ˈʒeɪ)

1. leave-taking; farewell.
2. permission to depart.
3. sudden dismissal.
4. a bow or obeisance.
5. a concave architectural molding.
[1695–1705; < French; see congee]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.congee - a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
gruel - a thin porridge (usually oatmeal or cornmeal)
2.congee - (architecture) a concave moldingcongee - (architecture) a concave molding  
moulding, molding - a decorative strip used for ornamentation or finishing
architecture - the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings; "architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"
3.congee - formal permission to depart; "he gave me his conge"
permission, permit, license - the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
4.congee - an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
dismission, sacking, liberation, firing, dismissal, release, discharge, sack - the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)
Verb1.congee - depart after obtaining formal permission; "He has congeed with the King"
take leave, quit, depart - go away or leave
2.congee - perform a ceremonious bow
bow, bow down - bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"
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References in classic literature ?
``My daughter Rebecca, so please your Grace,'' answered Isaac, with a low congee, nothing embarrassed by the Prince's salutation, in which, however, there was at least as much mockery as courtesy.
The increase in revenue was mainly attributable to the steady expansion of the Group's restaurant network in the region, along with the steady performance from its signature "Tai Hing" brand, coupled with the embracive responses towards some newly introduced brands, such as "Pho Le", "Men Wah Bing Teng", and "Trusty Congee King".
The impeccable meal kicks off with red prawn and roasted rice congee with salted egg yolk, followed by Hawkesbury confit duck with persimmon, Kampot pepper and pickled black fungi.
The fire reportedly started at the Alajeros Congee Food Stall located at the second floor of Puregold Monumento at about 7:23 p.m.
Despite his age, Lin stays active and healthy and maintains a simple dietary regimen that includes sweet potatoes and congee. His movement may be slow and his tools worn-out, but he remains extremely focused and cuts hair with meticulous attention to detail, wrote CNA.
Global hotel chains are going beyond kettles and congee to warm the hearts of Chinese domestic travelers, a market worth a reported $734 billion (RMB5.05 trillion) last year.
[B]ut don't let that fool you-the afternoon meryenda can include something as filling as bihon (fried rice sticks) or goto (Filipino congee) plus bibingka (fluffy rice cakes topped with cheese).'
Hong Zhuang Yuan, which serves mainly congee dishes, currently has 45 stores in China.
Summary: Kanji (or congee in English) is a meat-based porridge that is very popular and served across Sri Lanka during Ramadan.
A drizzling of both sesame oil and truffle oil enhance the flavour of the recipe, which will be served along with dakjuk (chicken congee), a popular Korean porridge loved by people of all ages.
In my ekphrastic essay collection Interruptions, co-authored with photographer David Clarke, I responded to his photo of a congee restaurant sign.
The Tefal optimal spherical pot-rice cooker (RK8145) also optimizes cooking functions with its 35 built-in cooking programs that can cook a variety of ingredients beyond rice, including clay pot, porridge, congee, steam, slow cook, soup or even dessert.