congee

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con·gee 1

 (kŏn′jē′, -zhē′)
n.
Variant of congé.

con·gee 2

 (kŏn′jē)
n.
A traditional Asian rice porridge.

[Tamil kañci.]

congee

(ˈkɒndʒiː) or

conjee

n
(Cookery) a gruel of boiled rice and water
vb (tr)
(Cookery) to prepare (something) in a conjee

con•gé

(ˈkɒn ʒeɪ, -dʒeɪ, kɔ̃ˈʒeɪ)

n.
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]
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"
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.
This secret ingredient makes it different from other congees.
Rich noodle soups and congees, Macanese Cajunstyle chicken and Snow Buns