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por·ridge  audio  (pôrj, pr-) KEY 

NOUN:
A soft food made by boiling oatmeal or another meal in water or milk.

ETYMOLOGY:
Alteration of pottage (influenced by obsolete porray, vegetable soup, from Middle English porreie, from Old French poree, leek soup, from por, leek, from Latin porrum)

OTHER FORMS:
porridg·y(Adjective)


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