(Pot"man) n.; pl. Potmen
1. A pot companion. [Obs.] Life of A. Wood
2. A servant in a public house; a potboy.
(||Po*too") n. (Zoöl.) A large South American goatsucker (Nyctibius grandis).
(||Po`to*roo") n. (Zoöl.) Any small kangaroo belonging to Hypsiprymnus, Bettongia, and allied
genera, native of Australia and Tasmania. Called also kangaroo rat.
(Pot"pie`) n. A meat pie which is boiled instead of being baked.
(Pot`pour`ri") n. [F., fr. pot pot + pourri, p. p. of pourrir to rot, L. putrere. Cf. Olla-podrida.]
A medley or mixture. Specifically: (a) A ragout composed of different sorts of meats, vegetables, etc.,
cooked together. (b) A jar or packet of flower leaves, perfumes, and spices, used to scent a room. (c)
A piece of music made up of different airs strung together; a medley. (d) A literary production composed
of parts brought together without order or bond of connection.
(Pots"dam group`) (Geol.) A subdivision of the Primordial or Cambrian period in American
geology; so named from the sandstone of Potsdam, New York. See Chart of Geology.
(Pot"shard` Pot"share`) n. A potsherd. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Pot"sherd`) n. [Pot + sherd or shard.] A piece or fragment of a broken pot. Job ii. 8.
(Pot"stone`) n. (Min.) A variety of steatite sometimes manufactured into culinary vessels.
(Pot"-sure`) a. Made confident by drink. [Obs.]
(Pott) n. A size of paper. See under Paper.
(Pot"tage) n. [F. potage, fr. pot pot. See Pot, and cf. Porridge, Porringer.] A kind of food
made by boiling vegetables or meat, or both together, in water, until soft; a thick soup or porridge. [Written
also potage.] Chaucer.
Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentils.Gen. xxv. 34.
(Pot"tain) n. Old pot metal. [Obs.] Holland.
(Pot*teen") n. See Poteen.
(Pot"ter) n. [Cf. F. potier.]
1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. Ps. ii. 9.
The potter heard, and stopped his wheel.Longfellow.
2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] De Quincey.
3. One who pots meats or other eatables.
4. (Zoöl.) The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin.
Potter's asthma (Med.), emphysema of the lungs; so called because very prevalent among potters.
Parkers. Potter's clay. See under Clay. Potter's field, a public burial place, especially in
a city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; so named from the field south of Jerusalem,