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,

(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.

Potsdam group
(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.

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.

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