pot liquor


: the liquid left in a pot after cooking something

Examples of pot liquor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bronzed cornbread, cut in thick squares, was delicious smeared with butter and even better sopped in the greens’ pot liquor. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 10 June 2021 As soon as the beans are cooked through, lift them from their pot liquor, dress with the vinaigrette and let sit for at least 10 minutes. Janelle Bitker, Tanay Warerkar, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Nov. 2021 Take the agnolotti z'herbes with pot liquor and harissa sauce. Beth D'addono, NOLA.com, 21 Dec. 2020 To sop up the bean broth (also known, to Rancho Gordo heads, as pot liquor), there is naturally fermented sourdough, baked on the premises and available by the loaf in an adjoining takeout shop. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, 31 Jan. 2020 Smoke Shack left its beans mostly alone, letting pot liquor, onions and black pepper do the work. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 4 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pot liquor was in 1742

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“Pot liquor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pot%20liquor. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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