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A thick, often creamy soup.

[French, from Old French; see pottage.]
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(pɔtaʒ; English pəʊˈtɑːʒ)
(Cookery) any thick soup
[C16: from Old French; see pottage]
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a thick soup.
[< French; see pottage]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.potage - thick (often creamy) souppotage - 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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n (Cook) → dicke Suppe (mit Rahm)
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References in classic literature ?
Philip sent the waiter for a bottle of Burgundy from the neighbouring tavern, and they had a potage aux herbes, a steak from the window aux pommes, and an omelette au kirsch.
A light potage, with a few grapes and bread, composed her dinner; even of these I observed that she laid aside nearly half for the succeeding day, doubts of her having the means of supporting her parent until the handkerchief was completed beginning to beset her mind.
{salle a manger = dining room; salon = living room; potage = soup}
"Mouton aux navets," added the butler gravely (pronounce, if you please, moutongonavvy); "and the soup is potage de mouton a l'Ecossaise.
This was not the first incident when US nationals or diplomats were caught while making video potage of sensitive areas across the country.
Enjoying the local theme, my dining partner ordered a starter of ham hock and grain mustard terrine, watercress salad and pease pudding, while I opted for the potage of local seafood.
There is a courtyard, a rose garden, topiary, and orchard and a walled potage complete with raised beds sited in what was an old barn.
It will be interesting to see how the Welsh Affairs Committee copes with a potage of political red herrings laced with ignorant chatter during the course of its investigation
It was a humbling experience - almost as bad as when I told my French A-level examiner that du potage was ych a fi.
Whether it's a fly in their potage or bringing Europe to a halt over the price of diesel, they think nothing of making everyone miserable until they get their own way.
Jacob's biblical potage remains to be seen, but recent wins over Nottingham Forest, Swindon, Derby and Huddersfield show Bolton retain sufficient offensive threat to merit respect.
Do we really want to exchange our Magna Carta and our trial by jury for the mess of potage that is being held out to us via the euro?