Definition of porringer in English:

porringer

Line breaks: por¦rin|ger
Pronunciation: /ˈpɒrɪn(d)ʒə
 
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noun

historical
  • A small bowl, typically with a handle, used for soup, stew, or similar dishes.
    More example sentences
    • One vessel, a stoneware porringer with twisted handles, painted cobalt blue, is a form uncommon for the time, and has not appeared at other American colonial sites.
    • Once that was finished, I was to start putting the stew into the porringers and ring the meal bell.
    • Eddy slurped up what remained of his stew and sent his porringer down the table.

Origin

late Middle English (earlier as potager and pottinger): from Old French potager, from potage 'contents of a pot'.

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