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Porridge vs. Congee

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Porridgenoun

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

Congeenoun

Leave, formal permission for some action, :

Porridgenoun

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!’;

Congeenoun

(obsolete) Formal permission to leave; a passport.

Porridgenoun

(British slang) A prison sentence.

‘Just do your porridge and keep your head down.’;

Congeenoun

(obsolete) Formal dismissal; (figurative) any dismissal; originally & particularly humorously ironic abrupt dismissal without ceremony.

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Porridgenoun

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.

Congeenoun

(obsolete) Formal leavetaking; (figurative) any farewell.

Porridgenoun

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

Congeenoun

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

Porridgenoun

a dish consisting of oatmeal or another meal or cereal boiled in water or milk.

Congeenoun

(archaic) A bow, curtsey, or other gesture (originally) made at departure but (later) including at greeting or in obeissance or respect.

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Porridgenoun

time spent in prison

‘I'm sweating it out doing porridge’;

Congeenoun

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

Porridge

Porridge is a food commonly eaten as a breakfast cereal dish, made by boiling ground, crushed or chopped starchy plants—typically grain—in milk. It is often cooked or served with added flavourings such as sugar, honey, (dried) fruit or syrup to make a sweet cereal, or it can be mixed with spices, meat or vegetables to make a savoury dish.

Congeeverb

(archaic) To give congee, particularly

Congeeverb

To give formal permission to leave; to dismiss.

Congeeverb

To give formal permission to do something; to license.

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Congeeverb

(archaic) To take congee: to leave ceremoniously.

Congeeverb

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

Congeenoun

See Congé, Conge.

‘And unto her his congee came to take.’;

Congeenoun

Boiled rice; rice gruel.

Congeenoun

A jail; a lockup.

Congeenoun

a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast

Congeeverb

depart after obtaining formal permission;

‘He has congeed with the King’;

Congeeverb

perform a ceremonious bow

Congee

Congee or conjee ( KON-jee) is a type of rice porridge or gruel eaten in Asian countries. The word 'congee' itself is a derivation of the Tamil word கஞ்சி (kanji, IPA: [ˈkaɲdʑiː]).

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