pottage

[pot-ij]
noun
a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English potage < Old French: literally, something in or from a pot1; see -age

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pottage (ˈpɒtɪdʒ)
 
n
a thick meat or vegetable soup
 
[C13: from Old French potage contents of a pot, from potpot1]

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pottage
early 13c., lit. "that which is put in a pot," from O.Fr. potage "soup," from pot "pot" (see pot (1)).
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Pottage definition


Heb. nazid, "boiled", a dish of boiled food, as of lentils (Gen. 25:29; 2 Kings 4:38).

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Example sentences
Then the pottage was drained, milk was added, and it was stirred for another hour or so.
He often made a scruple of taking on those occasions an herb pottage, in which a little oil and honey were mixed.
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