[pawr-ij, por-] /ˈpɔr ɪdʒ, ˈpɒr-/
a food made of oatmeal, or some other meal or cereal, boiled to a thick consistency in water or milk.
a dish made from oatmeal or another cereal, cooked in water or milk to a thick consistency
(slang) a term in prison (esp in the phrase do porridge)
1530s, porage “soup of meat and vegetables,” alteration of pottage, perhaps from influence of Middle English porray, porreie “leek broth,” from Old French poree “leek soup,” from Vulgar Latin *porrata, from Latin porrum “leek.” Spelling with -idge attested from c.1600. Association with oatmeal is 1640s, first in Scottish.
porrigo por·ri·go (pə-rī’gō) n. Any of various diseases of the scalp.
[pawr-in-jer, por-] /ˈpɔr ɪn dʒər, ˈpɒr-/ noun 1. a low dish or cup, often with a handle, from which soup, porridge, or the like is eaten. /ˈpɒrɪndʒə/ noun 1. a small dish, often with a handle, for soup, porridge, etc n. late 15c., alteration of potynger, potager “small dish for stew,” from Middle English potage […]
[pawr-oh] /ˈpɔr oʊ/ noun, Optics. 1. an isosceles, right-triangular prism in which light entering one half of the hypotenuse face is reflected at the two short sides and is reversed in orientation when it leaves the other half of the hypotenuse: used in 90°-oriented pairs in binoculars to increase the length of the optical path […]
/ˈpɔːsɪnə/ noun 1. Lars (lɑːz). 6th century bc, a legendary Etruscan king, alleged to have besieged Rome in a vain attempt to reinstate Tarquinius Superbus on the throne