- a soup or stew containing several kinds of fish and often shellfish, usually combined with olive oil, tomatoes, and saffron.
Origin of bouillabaisse
Examples from the Web for bouillabaisse
It was half-past seven already, the bouillabaisse could not wait.His Masterpiece
The better, finer and firmer the fish, the better the Bouillabaisse.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South
Martha McCulloch Williams
Pascal's is famous for its fish, and especially for its bouillabaisse.The Car That Went Abroad
Albert Bigelow Paine
It is all served together like bouillabaisse, the semolina answering to the bread, and extract of pomidoro is added.Castellinaria
Henry Festing Jones
Though this petit djeuner was very recherch, the bouillabaisse threw all the accessory dishes into the shade.Soyer's Culinary Campaign
- a rich stew or soup of fish and vegetables flavoured with spices, esp saffron
Word Origin and History for bouillabaisse
fish stew, 1845, from French bouillabaisse (19c.), from Provençal bouiabaisso, boulh-abaisso, a compound of two verbs corresponding to English boil-abase (the latter in the original sense of "to lower").