What is pot?

What Does pot Mean

The dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy ( RAE ) defines the porrón as a container with a bulky belly that is intended for storing water. The term can also refer to a container used in various regions of Spain that allows you to drink wine through a fairly extensive spout .

This last type of porrón has its antecedents in the Roman Empire . It is a domed vessel with a spout or spout that allows its contents to flow out . In this way, with a jug it is possible to share wine without using glasses or glasses and without the receptacle coming into contact with people's mouths.

In Argentina , the porrón concept is linked to beer . While in certain areas it is called upon to refer to a one-liter bottle, in Buenos Aires a bottle of beer of approximately 330 cubic centimeters is called a porrón .
These porrones, therefore, are individual. A person can drink a porrón to accompany a few slices of pizza , to mention one possibility.
Another use of the notion of porrón appears in the field of zoology , with reference to different classes of birds. Members of the genus Bucephala and Aythya are indicated as porrones: Common Pochard , crowned porrón , American Pochard , Common Goldeneye , Tufted Duck , Barrow 's Goldeneye , Ring - necked Duck , etc.
Beyond their differences, porrones are ducks : waterfowl and webbed. They have short legs with the toes linked together by a membrane.
In Eurasia and Africa we find the common pochard , which is also known as the European pochard . It belongs to the Anatidae family and is an anseriform bird, an order whose name means "goose-shaped". It is a diving duck whose head has a triangular shape (one of its most obvious characteristics), the neck of little extension.
Its total size is considered medium compared to other similar birds: its extension is between 42 and 49 centimeters, while the spread of its spread wings ranges from 72 to 82 centimeters. With regard to their sexual dimorphism (those physical differences that allow us to distinguish the male from the female), we can highlight that:
* the neck and head of the male are reddish brown;

* the plumage of the male is mainly light gray, except for his chest, his tail and the upper part of his coat, which are darker;
* the base of the male's beak has a dark stripe, followed by a whitish-gray area and a black tip;
* the iris of the male's eye is red;
* the front of the female is brown. This includes your head, neck, and chest. Its rear part, on the other hand, is grayish brown, with certain parts lighter on its face, especially behind the eye ;
* the gray area of ​​the bill is less extensive in the female;
* the female's eyes are brown.
Although it is correct to say that the European jug resembles the American one, mentioned above, there are certain differences that specialists notice without difficulty: the American jug is larger, the black part of its beak is less extensive and the iris of its eyes is yellow.
The appearance of the European porrón is also compared with another North American species, the coacoxtle (also called the white-backed porrón or weevil ), although it has a more extensive beak and neck and its beak is completely black. In fact, there is only one other European pooch whose plumage is really similar, the red duck , although the male's wings are brown, his head (larger) is rounded and his beak is red or reddish, depending on the season of the year. .

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