Definition of Pot liquor

1. Noun. The liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked.

Exact synonyms: Liquor, Pot Likker
Generic synonyms: Broth, Stock



Definition of Pot liquor

1. Noun. The liquid left after boiling greens, such as collard greens, mustard greens, or turnip greens. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pot Liquor

pot-trained
pot-valiant
pot boiler
pot boilers
pot boy
pot boys
pot brownie
pot brownies
pot calling the kettle black
pot cheese
pot committed
pot farm
pot life
pot likker
pot limit
pot liquor (current term)
pot lives
pot luck
pot lucks
pot man
pot marigold
pot marigolds
pot marjoram
pot men
pot metal
pot mod
pot odds
pot pie
pot pies
pot plant

Literary usage of Pot liquor

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1. Life in Old Virginia: A Description of Virginia More Particularly the by James Joseph McDonald (1907)
"A much sought for dish upon such occasions was "pot liquor," a product of the ... Ef yo' war to drink a gourd full uv ol' Missus pot liquor yo' jes' hanker ..."

2. Southern Planter (1843)
"pot liquor is a good food for hogs ; and soap suds contains :ilso some food, ... Oil will adhere to the cabbage, but soap suds and pot liquor will not, ..."

3. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"Mr. Geoffry ordered her to come daily to his mother's kitchen, where, together with her broth or pot-liquor, he contrived to slip something more substantial ..."

4. The Cook and Housewife's Manual: A Practical System of Modern Demestic by Christian Isobel Johnstone (1847)
"Greens may be boiled in the same pot, but much better separately in some of the pot-liquor. When the meat is dished, ladle up some of the liquor to wash it, ..."

5. The Cook and Housewife's Manual: Containing the Most Approved Modern by Christian Isobel Johnstone (1828)
"Greens may be either boiled in the same pot, or better separately in some of the pot-liquor. When the meat is dished, take off, with a clean sponge, ..."

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