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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Pot"tage
A kind of food made by boiling vegetables or meat, or both together, in water, until soft; a thick soup or porridge.

Etymology: F. potage, fr. pot pot. See Pot, and cf. Porridge Porringer

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  1. Thick (often creamy) soup
  2. A stew of vegetables and (sometimes) meat

From Middle English pottage, from Anglo-Norman and Old French potage, from pot + -age.

  1. (archaic or historical) A thick soup or stew, made by boiling vegetables, grains, and sometimes meat or fish, a staple food throughout Europe in the Middle Ages.
  2. (archaic) An oatmeal porridge.

pottage was also found in the following language(s): Middle English

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Past life for Pottage born Jun 18, 2007

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1450. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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