pot liquor

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pot liquor (uncountable)

  1. The liquid left after boiling greens, such as collard greens, mustard greens, or turnip greens.

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Spelling of pot liquor can be a topic of heated debate, some arguing for the spelling potlikker.[1]

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  1. ^ Pot Liquor or Potlikker?, letter from Zell Miller to the New York Times, February 23, 1982, writing in favor of the spelling “potlikker”.