AskDefine | Define pottage

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1 a stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat
2 thick (often creamy) soup [syn: potage]

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  1. a thick soup or stew

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Pottage is a stew of meat or fish with grains, herbs and /or vegetables.
It was the staple food of people living in Great Britain from neolithic times on into the Middle Ages. The word pottage comes from the same Old French root as potage, which is a similar type of dish of more recent origin.
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