[poh-shuh n] /ˈpoʊ ʃən/
a drink or draft, especially one having or reputed to have medicinal, poisonous, or magical powers:
a love potion; a sleeping potion.
a drink, esp of medicine, poison, or some supposedly magic beverage
a rare word for beverage
c.1300, pocioun “medicinal drink,” from Old French pocion “potion, draught, medicine” (12c.), from Latin potionem (nominative potio) “a potion, a drinking,” also “poisonous draught, magic potion,” from potus, irregular past participle of potare “to drink,” from PIE root *po(i)- “to drink” (cf. Sanskrit pati “drinks,” panam “beverage;” Greek pinein “to drink,” poton “that which one drinks,” potos “drinking bout;” Old Church Slavonic piti “to drink,” pivo “beverage”). Potus as a past participle adjective in Latin meant “drunken.”
potion po·tion (pō’shən)
A liquid medicinal dose or drink.
a priest of On, whose daughter Asenath became Joseph’s wife (Gen. 41:45).
/ˈpɔɪkiː/ noun 1. (South African) a three-legged iron pot used for cooking over a wood fire
[pot-lach] /ˈpɒt lætʃ/ noun 1. (among American Indians of the northern Pacific coast, especially the Kwakiutl) a ceremonial festival at which gifts are bestowed on the guests and property is destroyed by its owner in a show of wealth that the guests later attempt to surpass. 2. Pacific Northwest. a party or celebration. /ˈpɒtˌlætʃ/ noun […]
[pot-lik-er] /ˈpɒtˌlɪk ər/ noun 1. Midland and Southern U.S. Eye Dialect. . 2. Dialect. a worthless or disgusting person or animal.