- thin soup of concentrated meat or fish stock.
- water that has been boiled with meat, fish, vegetables, or barley.
- Bacteriology. a liquid medium containing nutrients suitable for culturing microorganisms.
- broth of a boy, a sturdy youth.
Origin of broth
Examples from the Web for broth
Since I don't like mushrooms, the broth was immediately out of question for me.We Were Gwyneth’s GOOP Guinea Pigs
Erin Cunningham, Olivia Nuzzi
March 30, 2014
But it was her light dinner—typically a broth with vegetables and either chicken or guinea fowl—that Wheeler saw as key.The Marie Antoinette Diet
February 1, 2014
Mix soy sauce, molasses, broth, salt, and sesame oil together, along with 1-2 tablespoons of the cooking liquid.Gadget Chef: Pressure Cooker Kung Pao
January 9, 2013
Refrigerator method: If you refrigerated overnight, de-fatting your broth is easy.
Pour into the stockpot, being careful to stop before the broth is all in and the fat starts to come out.
I do but know that whether the broth be ready or no, I am about to dip this into it.The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
Be careful to have some broth ready, for the other that I am to take soon.The Imaginary Invalid
Ye can jist make up your mind that Miss Linda is the broth of the earth.Her Father's Daughter
Broth and coffee were sold at these places at a penny a cup.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
"Miss Perry's getting him some broth," Mrs. Adams returned, calmly.Alice Adams
- a soup made by boiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc, in water
- another name for stock (def. 19)
Word Origin and History for broth
Old English broþ, from Proto-Germanic *bruthan (cf. Old High German *brod), from verb root *bhreue- "to heat, boil, bubble; liquid in which something has been boiled" (cf. Old English breowan "to brew;" see brew (v.)). Picked up from Germanic by the Romanic and Celtic languages.
The Irishism broth of a boy, which is in Byron, was "thought to originate from the Irish Broth, passion -- Brotha passionate, spirited ..." [Farmer], and if so is not immediately related.