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[pot-ij] /ˈpɒt ɪdʒ/
a thick soup made of vegetables, with or without meat.
1175-1225; Middle English potage < Old French: literally, something in or from a pot1; see -age Unabridged
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for pottage


a thick meat or vegetable soup
Word Origin
C13: from Old French potage contents of a pot, from potpot1
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Word Origin and History for pottage

"soup, broth," c.1200, potage, literally "that which is put in a pot," from Old French potage "vegetable soup, food cooked in a pot," from pot "pot" (see pot (n.1)). The spelling with double -t- is from early 15c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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pottage in the Bible

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

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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