Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A soft food made by boiling oatmeal or another meal in water or milk.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To take the form of porridge.
  • To provide with porridge.
  • noun A food made by boiling vegetables in water, with or without meat; broth; soup; pottage.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley.
  • noun A dish made of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten for breakfast.
  • noun British slang A prison sentence

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of pottage (influenced by obsolete porray, vegetable soup, from Middle English porreie, from Old French poree, leek soup, from por, leek, from Latin porrum).]

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