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A thick soup or porridge containing raisins, currants, spices, etc., often flavoured with brandy, claret, or another liquor and traditionally served at Christmas.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Lyly (1554–1606), writer and playwright. From plum + porridge.
plum porridge/ˌplʌm ˈpɒrɪdʒ/
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