po·​tage pȯ-ˈtäzh How to pronounce potage (audio)
: a thick soup

Examples of potage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Poaching chicken in broth yields both a rich potage and a moist, low-fat protein to use in soups, salads and sandwiches. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 10 May 2021 Buellton Known best as the gateway to Solvang and for the titular potage at Pea Soup Andersen’s, the freeway-straddling town of Buellton has emerged as the Brooklyn of the Santa Ynez Valley. Matt Jaffe, Los Angeles Magazine, 26 Apr. 2018 Eat lobster corn dogs, razor clam stuffies, and seafood potage for dinner Monday through Sunday. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, 19 Apr. 2018 Ladle the thick, smoky potage into bowls and eat at the table, or into mugs, and eat it on the couch. Jessica Battilana, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Dec. 2017

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Word History


Middle French, from Old French, pottage

First Known Use

1505, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of potage was in 1505

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“Potage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/potage. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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