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  • Pottage — Pot tage (?; 48), n. [F. potage, fr. pot pot. See {Pot}, and cf. {Porridge}, {Porringer}.] A kind of food made by boiling vegetables or meat, or both together, in water, until soft; a thick soup or porridge. [Written also {potage}.] Chaucer.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pottage — early 13c., lit. that which is put in a pot, from O.Fr. potage soup, from pot pot (see POT (Cf. pot) (1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pottage — ► NOUN archaic ▪ soup or stew. ORIGIN Old French potage that which is put into a pot ; compare with POTAGE(Cf. ↑P) and PORRIDGE(Cf. ↑porridge) …   English terms dictionary

  • pottage — [pät′ij] n. [ME potage < MFr < pot, POT1] a kind of thick soup or stew made of vegetables, or meat and vegetables …   English World dictionary

  • Pottage — Yam porridge (or yam pottage) is an Igbo dish known as awaị[1] Pottage is a thick soup or stew made by boiling vegetables, grains, and, if available, meat or fish. It was a staple food of all …   Wikipedia

  • Pottage — Recorded as Potage, Pottage, Pottager, and Pottinger, this is an English surname. It is however of French occupational origins, deriving from the word potagier meaning a maker of pottage, a thick soup or stew. Pottage was a favourite dish of food …   Surnames reference

  • pottage — noun A thick soup or stew. He is a portly man, though he lives on pottage and mashes …   Wiktionary

  • pottage — /ˈpɒtɪdʒ/ (say potij) noun 1. a thick soup made of vegetables, without or with meat. –phrase 2. mess of pottage, a small and contemptible portion, reward, etc. {Middle English potage, from Old French, from pot pot} …  

  • pottage — noun Etymology: Middle English potage, from Anglo French, from pot pot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English pott pot Date: 13th century a thick soup of vegetables and often meat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pottage — /pot ij/, n. a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat. [1175 1225; ME potage < OF: lit., something in or from a POT1; see AGE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pottage —    Heb. nazid, boiled , a dish of boiled food, as of lentils (Gen. 25:29; 2 Kings 4:38) …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

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