- a stock made by simmering fish, chicken, game, etc., in water, wine, or in both, often boiled down to concentrate the flavor and used as a flavoring.
Also fu·mette [fyoo-met] /fyuˈmɛt/.
Origin of fumet
1715–25; < French: fumes, odor of wine or meat, derivative of Middle French fumer to smoke, expose to fumes
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Examples from the Web for fumet
This was a roasted leveret, very strong of the fumet, which happened to be placed directly under his nose.The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom, Part I.
- a strong-flavoured liquor from cooking fish, meat, or game: used to flavour sauces
French, literally: aroma
- (often plural) archaic the dropping of a deer
C16 fewmet: probably via Old French from Latin fimāre to spread dung on, from fimus dung
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