Porridgelike

porridge

[pawr-ij, por-]
noun
a food made of oatmeal, or some other meal or cereal, boiled to a thick consistency in water or milk.

Origin:
1525–35; variant of earlier poddidge, akin to pottage

porridgelike, adjective
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porridge (ˈpɒrɪdʒ)
 
n
1.  a dish made from oatmeal or another cereal, cooked in water or milk to a thick consistency
2.  slang a term in prison (esp in the phrase do porridge)
 
[C16: variant (influenced by Middle English porray pottage) of pottage]

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porridge
c.1532, "soup of meat and vegetables," alteration of pottage, influenced by M.E. porreie, from O.Fr. poree "leek soup," from por "leek," from L. porrum "leek." Association with oatmeal is 1643, first in Scottish.
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