pot liquor
noun Date: 1744 the liquid left in a pot after cooking something

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  • pot liquor — the liquid left after meat and vegetables have been cooked, often used for broth or gravy: also potlikker or potlickker n …   English World dictionary

  • pot liquor — noun the liquid in which vegetables or meat have be cooked • Syn: ↑liquor, ↑pot likker • Hypernyms: ↑broth, ↑stock * * * ˈpot liquor 7 [pot liquor] …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot liquor — Midland and Southern U.S. the broth in which meat or vegetables, as salt pork or greens, have been cooked. Also, pot liquor. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • pot liquor — pot′ liq uor n. dial. the broth in which meat or vegetables, as salt pork or greens, have been cooked • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • pot liquor — noun The liquid left after boiling greens, such as collard greens, mustard greens, or turnip greens …   Wiktionary

  • pot-liquor — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot|lik|ker — pot|lick|er or pot|lik|ker «POT LIHK uhr», noun. = pot liquor. (Cf. ↑pot liquor) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot|lick|er — or pot|lik|ker «POT LIHK uhr», noun. = pot liquor. (Cf. ↑pot liquor) …   Useful english dictionary

  • pot —    1. to kill by shooting    Referring to hunting for the cooking pot, but now also used of attempts to kill or wound:     ... wasn t anything much else to shoot at so I took to potting them. (Sharpe, 1978)    A pot shot is one taken without… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • liquor — 1. noun /ˈlɪ.kə(ɹ),ˈlɪ.kɝ/ a) A liquid obtained by cooking meat or vegetables (or both). b) Strong alcoholic drink derived from fermentation and distillation. Syn: spirits …   Wiktionary

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