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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.]
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(Cookery) a thick meat or vegetable soup
[C13: from Old French potage contents of a pot, from pot pot1]
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a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat.
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|Noun||1.||pottage - a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat|
stew - food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables
|2.||pottage - 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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