Definitions

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

  • n. A thick, often creamy soup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a thick creamy soup

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See pottage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of pottage.
  • n. Soup.

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

  • n. thick (often creamy) soup

Etymologies

French, from Old French; see pottage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • However winds blow, or time flies, or spoons stir, our potage, which is now so piping hot, will never get cold.

    The Virginians

  • Barbara declared afterwards, was magnificent, and plodded her way through bread sponges flavoured with soup, assuring the distressed cook that it was really quite remarkable "potage," and that she had never tasted anything like it before -- all of which, of course, was perfectly true.

    Barbara in Brittany

  • My secret weapon is hearty vegetable potage; I ate it as a kid in France and have always loved it.

    Karine Bakhoum: Souper Tasty Resolutions for 2012

  • We're selling off our birthright for a mess of potage in the form of a few container ships of flat-screen TVs.

    Ian Fletcher: Gov. Buddy Roemer Calls for Withdrawal From NAFTA, WTO

  • Aunt Marie-Françoise is bringing her gâteau de marron and soup bowls for her daughter's potage ...

    reveillon - French Word-A-Day

  • To sell one's birthright for a mess of potage – or a pocketful of candies?

    Wolf: The Lives of Jack London by James L Haley

  • This brew has been cooking so long, for a lifetime anyway, that the different ingredients have blended into one savory potage -- you can't tell where carrots give way to peas to beans to broccoli to squash and turnips.

    Writer Wednesday: The Writer's Brain Is Soup And 10 Unbreakable Research Rules

  • The Peruvian Beef Noodle Soup was a dish my family enjoyed while visiting Cuzco, while the Creamy Chicken-Lime Soup is a Mexican-inspired potage.

    Daisy’s Holiday Cooking

  • _ "Boeuf aux ananas, _pineapple_ paupiettes, potage aux ananas," _Antonio continued gloomily.

    The Body Ricardo

  • I'm 200 pages in and slurping up every word (still time for it to go all consomme on me, we'll see) and am bracing myself for the Nazi backlash but am completely besotted with the look and feel of the book which all tells me I really should just follow my instincts in the first place and that would have spared you this entire post and its potage of mixed metaphors.

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