porringer

noun
por·rin·ger | \ˈpȯr-ən-jər, ˈpär-\

Definition of porringer 

: a low usually metal bowl with a single and usually flat and pierced handle

First Known Use of porringer

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for porringer

alteration of Middle English potager, potynger, from Anglo-French potageer, from potage pottage

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