from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. New England Bread soaked in liquid, usually milk, and eaten as a pudding or as a side dish with meat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a kind of broth thickened with bread or meal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Broth or pottage.
- n. Bread soaked in broth, drippings of roast meat, milk, or water and butter.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Broth; pottage.
- n. Bread soaked in broth or the liquor in which beef is being boiled; also, brown bread warmed in milk.
Middle English brewes, from Old French broez, pl. of broet, diminutive of breu, broth, from Vulgar Latin *brodum, of Germanic origin; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French broez, brouez, brouets plural of broet, brouet (French brouet ‘gruel’), from breu, from *brodittum, a diminutive of vulgar Latin *brodum, from Germanic *brod ‘sauce’ (English broth). (Wiktionary)