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Porridge vs. Congee

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Main Difference

The main difference between Porridge and Congee is that the Porridge is a food and Congee is a type of rice porridge or gruel popular in many Asian countries

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  • Porridge (noun)

    A type of thick soup or stew, especially thickened with barley.

  • Porridge (noun)

    A dish made of grain or legumes, milk and/or water, heated and stirred until thick and typically eaten for breakfast.

    "Eat your porridge while it's hot!"

  • Porridge (noun)

    A prison sentence.

    "Just do your porridge and keep your head down."

  • Congee (noun)

    Leave, formal permission for some action, :

  • Congee (noun)

    Formal dismissal; any dismissal; originally & particularly humorously ironic abrupt dismissal without ceremony.

  • Congee (noun)

    Formal leavetaking; any farewell.

  • Congee (noun)

    A fee paid to make another go away, alms to a persistent beggar.

  • Congee (noun)

    A bow, curtsey, or other gesture made at departure but including at greeting or in obeissance or respect.

  • Congee (noun)

    A type of thick rice porridge or soup, sometimes prepared with vegetables and/or meat.

  • Congee (verb)

    To give congee, particularly

  • Congee (verb)

    To give formal permission to leave; to dismiss.

  • Congee (verb)

    To take congee: to leave ceremoniously.

  • Congee (verb)

    To make a congee: to bow, curtsey, etc., while leaving; to make obeissance, show respect, or defer to someone or something.

Wiktionary
Oxford Dictionary
  • Porridge (noun)

    A food made by boiling some leguminous or farinaceous substance, or the meal of it, in water or in milk, making of broth or thin pudding; as, barley porridge, milk porridge, bean porridge, etc.

  • Congee (noun)

    See Congé, Conge.

  • Congee (noun)

    Boiled rice; rice gruel.

  • Congee (noun)

    A jail; a lockup.

Webster Dictionary
  • Porridge (noun)

    soft food made by boiling oatmeal or other meal or legumes in water or milk until thick

  • Congee (noun)

    a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast

  • Congee (verb)

    depart after obtaining formal permission;

    "He has congeed with the King"

  • Congee (verb)

    perform a ceremonious bow

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