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A small bowl, typically with a handle, used for soup, stew, or similar dishes.
dish, basin, pan, pot, crock, crucible, mortarView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘Eddy slurped up what remained of his stew and sent his porringer down the table.’
- ‘Once that was finished, I was to start putting the stew into the porringers and ring the meal bell.’
- ‘Now a rare silver porringer - a small dish for soup or porridge - inscribed with the words ‘The gift of Sir Thomas Herbert’ is coming up for sale at the London auction house on October 11.’
- ‘Although porringers were often made of pewter, this specimen is a fragmentary shallow brass dish with a decorative handle that measured approximately 14 cm in diameter.’
Late Middle English (earlier as potager and pottinger): from Old French potager, from potage contents of a pot.
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