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pottage

Noun

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

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Noun

  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 timeshttp://www.gatehousenewsservice.com/lifestyle/food/x680954563 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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