American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Variant of congé.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Leave to depart; leave-taking; dismissal; congé.
- n. An act of respect performed by persons on separating or taking leave; hence, a customary act of reverence or civility on other occasions; a bow or a courtesy.
- To give leave or command to depart; dismiss; take leave of.
- To take leave with the customary civilities.
- To use ceremonious and respectful inclinations of the body; bow; salute.
- n. In India, rice-water or -gruel; water in which rice has been boiled, much used in the diet of invalids.
- n. Any gruel or similar food for invalids.
- n. obsolete Formal departure, ceremonial leave-taking.
- n. archaic A bow.
- n. A type of thick rice porridge or soup, sometimes prepared with vegetables and/or meat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (architecture) a concave molding
- v. depart after obtaining formal permission
- n. formal permission to depart
- n. an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
- v. perform a ceremonious bow
- n. a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
- From Tamil, perhaps via Portuguese. (Wiktionary)
“I had a pumpkin congee and then the spicy tofu stew, which came with a kimchi pancake and a side of japche and two different kinds of rice.”
“The traditional Chinese rice porridge, called congee , will soon become a staple of hotel breakfast buffets in America and abroad as U.S.-based hotel chains compete for growing numbers of Chinese travelers.”
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“On a rainy winter morning in San Francisco, nothing beats a steaming hot bowl of jook, Asian-style rice porridge also known as congee, at Hing Lung in Chinatown.”
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“It says "congee" on the can--I thought that was odd.”
“And whichever name you call it, it will still taste as good though I suspect the word "congee" sounds much more sophisticated and refined to be used.”
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