from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A soft food made by boiling oatmeal or another meal in water or milk.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley.
- n. A dish made of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten for breakfast.
- n. A prison sentence
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A food made by boiling some leguminous or farinaceous substance, or the meal of it, in water or in milk, making of broth or thin pudding
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A food made by boiling vegetables in water, with or without meat; broth; soup; pottage.
- n. A food made by slowly stirring a meal or flour of oats, dried pease, or wheat-flour, or other grain, into water or milk while boiling till a thickened mass is formed.
- To take the form of porridge.
- To provide with porridge.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick
Sometime before the mid-third century, wheat (triticum) had displaced emmer (far), allowing bread to replace porridge as the staple of the diet, although Greeks continued to refer to Romans as porridge eaters.
It is known that when oats reached Britain, they were already being consumed as a gruel by the Teutons and Gauls and indeed the name porridge derives from the French word, potage - the strikingly similar word porage, which is still in use to this day, is another way Scots spell porridge.
Then taking the beef out, he doth boil the rest till it is thick, which we call porridge, which, with bread, we do eat as hot as we may; and after this we have fish, and thus we have some warm thing every supper.
In short, this porridge is served at just the right temperature.
They were sipping on pumpkin porridge that was served in actual mini-pumpkins.
Not everything that swells and bubbles on the hob in the name of porridge is the real thing, though.
Chilate de maíz, a corn porridge, is flavored with ginger and allspice and served with sweet bread.
In Ayurved moog porridge is suggested as a detox diet.
I love the fact that I can sit at my desk in the mornings, eating creamy porridge from the canteen, catch up on emails and my to-do list and anything else I need, and even write the odd LJ entry, all without interruption.
Note 91: kukulula: to remove (for example, bracelets from one's arm or porridge from a stirrer) with a sliding motion.