Congee meaning

kŏn'jē
A traditional Asian rice porridge.
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To take formal leave; esp., to bow in leaving.
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In Asian cooking, a thin gruel of rice and water.
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(archaic) A bow.
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(Asian cooking) A type of thick rice porridge or soup, sometimes prepared with vegetables and/or meat.
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Origin of congee

  • Tamil kañci
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French congié (modern congé), from commeatus (“passage, permission to leave”), from commeo (“I go and come”), from con- + meo (“I go, I pass”)
    From Wiktionary
  • From Tamil, perhaps via Portuguese.
    From Wiktionary