[pawr-in-jer, por-] /ˈpɔr ɪn dʒər, ˈpɒr-/

a low dish or cup, often with a handle, from which soup, porridge, or the like is eaten.
a small dish, often with a handle, for soup, porridge, etc

late 15c., alteration of potynger, potager “small dish for stew,” from Middle English potage (see pottage) by the same course of changes that produced porridge; and with intrusive -n- by 1530s (cf. passenger).


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