porridge

noun
por·​ridge | \ ˈpȯr-ij , 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 , ˈpär-​ \ adjective

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Rather than feasting on, say, a plate of catfish in the years before his death, Burial 7/I might have spooned up calorie-rich porridge, a mix of cereals and goat’s milk. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "When Farmers and Foragers First Met," 24 Oct. 2018 Just hope your meal ends with the addictive glutinous black rice porridge, which is gently sweet and pairs well with the longan tea that'll be served alongside it. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "50 Things to Do in Asia Before You Die," 24 Sep. 2018 In this Thursday, May 31, 2018 photo, Walid al-Hattab, right, distributes free porridge during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City. Washington Post, "Aid freeze, politics push Gaza’s people deeper into poverty," 9 June 2018 Fäviken’s Magnus Nilsson compiles a dizzying array of recipes for breads, scones, cakes, porridges, soups, and tarts from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Marley Marius, Vogue, "11 Cookbooks for Every Foodie on Your List," 15 Nov. 2018 Or Minahasan congee from Manado in Sulawesi, a staggeringly large number of vegetables pulverized into a rice porridge. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "A Love Letter to Nasi Goreng, Jakarta's Street Food Staple," 1 Oct. 2018 Sweet potato and black bean shepherd's pie; creamy coconut porridge drizzled with juicy goji berries; crispy corn fritters dolloped with avocado mash; Sri Lankan-style curry with sautéed mustard, chick peas, and zucchini. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "A Beginner's Guide to Plant-Based Eating With Deliciously Ella," 15 Sep. 2018 Children will love it, but this recipe for chocolate oatmeal is as adult as porridge gets. Melissa Clark, New York Times, "Yes, Adults Can Have Chocolate for Breakfast. Really.," 16 Mar. 2018 What to try: Instead of waffles, the fried chicken is paired with rice porridge, called jook. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "It's National Fried Chicken Day! Phoenix restaurants for best fried chicken," 6 July 2018

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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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porridge

noun
por·​ridge | \ ˈpȯr-ij \

Kids Definition of porridge

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

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