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A soft food made by boiling oatmeal or another meal in water or milk.
[Alteration of pottage (influenced by obsolete porray, vegetable soup, from Middle English porreie, from Old French poree, leek soup, from por, leek, from Latin porrum).]
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resembling the taste, texture, or appearance of porridge
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