Porringer meaning

pôrĭn-jər, pŏr-
A small, pewter dish that colonial Americans ate their porridge from.
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A shallow cup or bowl with a handle.
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A small, shallow bowl, often of pewter and usually having a flat, horizontal handle.
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A small cup or bowl usually with a handle.
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Origin of porringer

  • Middle English alteration of potinger, potager from Old French potager from potage soup pottage

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition