congee

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v congee perform a ceremonious bow
    • v congee depart after obtaining formal permission "He has congeed with the King"
    • n congee an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
    • n congee formal permission to depart "he gave me his conge"
    • n congee (architecture) a concave molding
    • n congee a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Congee A jail; a lockup.
    • Congee Boiled rice; rice gruel.
    • n. & v Congee See Congé Conge. "And unto her his congee came to take."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n congee Leave to depart; leave-taking; dismissal; congé.
    • n congee An act of respect performed by persons on separating or taking leave; hence, a customary act of reverence or civility on other occasions; a bow or a courtesy.
    • congee To give leave or command to depart; dismiss; take leave of.
    • congee To take leave with the customary civilities.
    • congee To use ceremonious and respectful inclinations of the body; bow; salute.
    • n congee In India, rice-water or -gruel; water in which rice has been boiled, much used in the diet of invalids.
    • n congee Any gruel or similar food for invalids.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Congee kon′jē a bow: dismissal: leave to depart
    • v.i Congee to take leave: to bow
    • n Congee water in which rice has been boiled, much used for invalids.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Tamil kashi, boilings
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Anglo-Indian—Tamil kañji. Origin unknown.

Usage

In literature:

But you've got your congee, and my blessing on ye!
"Diana of the Crossways, Complete" by George Meredith
One basin of congee three cash.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
You don't get no pulpit; an', what's more, you don't stop to touch your hat when you makes your congees.
"The Astonishing History of Troy Town" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Congee, or Congedium, 139.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Edward W. Naylor
For the penal class there was the usual congee diet.
"Prisoners Their Own Warders" by J. F. A. McNair
Here's where I take my congee.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
One day I was going my usual round with the orderly-officer, who twice a day visited the congee-house.
"Memoirs of the Extraordinary Military Career of John Shipp" by John Shipp
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In news:

For this $9 appetizer, chef Benjamin Lambert draws inspiration from the congee, or rice porridge, that he ate when he lived in New York City.
Nestle Moves to Congee for Chinese Palates.
Basic rice congee with optional toppings.
And Chinese Crullers and Congee in Tarrytown.
Food Chain / Food & Drink Thai Potato Chips and a Secret Late-Night Congee Menu at Me Dee Cafe.
In the mood for congee, cha kwai, sdao, lok lak or cha kroeng.
Nestle Moves to Congee for Chinese Palates.
For this $9 appetizer, chef Benjamin Lambert draws inspiration from the congee, or rice porridge , that he ate when he lived in New York City.
Props to the coconut congee underneath.
Wonton City, tucked away in the corner of a Bellevue strip mall, is serving up an inexpensive bowl of noodle soup and congee (rice porridge) that rivals many other local noodle restaurants.
Other extraordinary sakes will be paired with such courses as negi-tor and Kona crab crispy congee.
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