porringer definition

  • noun:
    • A shallow glass or bowl with a handle.
    • A small glass or dish typically with a handle.
    • a tiny, pewter meal that colonial Americans ate their porridge from.
    • A porridge meal; esp., a bowl or glass from which young ones eat or are provided.
    • initially, a porridge-dish; ergo, a small vessel deeper than a plate or saucer, generally having upright edges, a nearly flat-bottom, plus one or two ears.
    • A head-dress shaped like a porringer: so called in jest.
    • a shallow steel dish (usually with a handle)

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