- a clear soup made by boiling meat or chicken, bones, vegetables, etc., to extract their nutritive properties: served hot or jellied.
Origin of consommé
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Examples from the Web for consomme
A species of fine white broth or consomme, thickened with cream, and used as white sauce.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
However, a few cans of consomme are fine for 'stock' in camp soups or stews, and invaluable in case of sickness.
Molecular gastronomy—food hackers who use centrifuges to clarify their consomme.Makers
Cut latter in uniform shapes with fancy vegetable cutter, and cook them separate in consomme.The Story of Crisco
Marion Harris Neil
"It's time you knew just what you're up against," said Stanley to me after the consomme had been served.
- a clear soup made from meat or chicken stock
Word Origin and History for consomme
1815, from French consommé, noun use of past participle of consommer "to consume" (12c.), from Latin consummare "to complete, finish, perfect" (see consummation). The French verb was influenced in sense by Latin consumere "to consume."