Definition of porret in English:


Pronunciation /ˈpɒrɪt/


dialect, historical, rare British
  • A leek. Also: any of various similar culinary plants of the genus Allium, especially spring onions.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Pistel of Swete Susan. From Anglo-Norman poret, porete, porrette, Anglo-Norman and Middle French porret, porrete, Middle French porette, porète, pourette (French †porrette, regional (Normandy) porette, pouret) leek, shalott, small leek from classical Latin porrum leek + French -et, -ette. Compare post-classical Latin porettum, porretum.