n. a small bowl, often with a handle, for soup, stew, etc.
Etymology: earlier pottinger f. OF potager f. potage (see POTTAGE): -n- as in messenger etc.

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  • porringer — [ pɒrɪn(d)ʒə] noun historical a small bowl, often with a handle, used for soup or similar dishes. Origin ME (earlier as potager and pottinger): from OFr. potager, from potage contents of a pot …   English new terms dictionary

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