pottage

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English pottage, from Anglo-Norman and Old French potage, equivalent to pot +‎ -age.

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pottage (countable and uncountable, plural pottages)

  1. (archaic or historical) A thick soup or stew, made by boiling vegetables, grains, and sometimes meat or fish, a staple food throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall (Fourth Estate 2010), page 328:
      He is a portly man, though he lives on pottage and mashes.
  2. (archaic) An oatmeal porridge.

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

pottage

  1. Alternative form of potage