por·​ridge | \ ˈpȯr-ij How to pronounce porridge (audio) , ˈpär- \

Definition of porridge

: a soft food made by boiling meal of grains or legumes in milk or water until thick

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Other Words from porridge

porridgy \ ˈpȯr-​i-​jē How to pronounce porridgy (audio) , ˈpär-​ \ adjective

Examples of porridge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This six-cup cooker from the popular Korean brand Cuckoo also makes porridge and nurungji, or scorched rice. Jane Sung, Condé Nast Traveler, "Everything You Need to Bring Korean Cooking Into Your Kitchen," 1 June 2020 The mushroom porridge known as juk, based on an umami-rich vegetable stock, could almost pass for an Italian dish, given its texture (akin to risotto) and its reinforcements (shaved pecorino and cherry tomatoes in addition to chile oil). Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "For exceptional Korean food, book a table at Anju," 2 Jan. 2020 Breakfast was very English: toast, eggs, porridge, which in India is barley and oats. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "Meherwan Irani Wants to Change Stereotypes About the South, Starting With Dinner," 12 Mar. 2020 For three generations, a dim alley in Bangkok’s Chinatown was home to a rice porridge stand opened by an immigrant from southern China. BostonGlobe.com, "For three generations, a dim alley in Bangkok’s Chinatown was home to a rice porridge stand opened by an immigrant from southern China. Then, in 2017, the street stall was included in Michelin’s Bangkok edition.," 15 Dec. 2019 Fun fact: the original Thanksgiving revelers turned their leftovers into porridge after the carcasses were stripped of their meat — so a post-Thanksgiving congee or jook is probably the most traditional approach of all. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "How do we come to a “more honest” Thanksgiving? Readers respond," 25 Nov. 2019 In it, pumpkin puree is stirred into a creamy cornmeal porridge along with familiar pumpkin spices — cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. Ellie Krieger, The Denver Post, "This creamy pumpkin spoon bread flirts with sweet and savory," 29 Oct. 2019 The set, which included a porridge bowl and egg cup, among other gummable things, was based on a 17th-century fluted goblet in the Louvre that was said to have belonged to Anne of Austria, the mother of King Louis XIV of France. Julie Lasky, New York Times, "These Custom Designs Are Anything but Customary," 11 Mar. 2020 Her soups, stews and porridge are restaurant quality. Carl Fincke, Washington Post, "On a remote Russian peninsula, a vodka-fueled ad�ven�ture," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of porridge

circa 1643, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porridge

alteration of pottage

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The first known use of porridge was circa 1643

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23 Jun 2020

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“Porridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/porridge. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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por·​ridge | \ ˈpȯr-ij How to pronounce porridge (audio) \

Kids Definition of porridge

: a soft food from meal or a vegetable that is boiled until thick

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