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julienne

[joo-lee-en; French zhy-lyen]
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adjective
  1. (of food, especially vegetables) cut into thin strips or small, matchlike pieces.
noun
  1. a clear soup garnished, before serving, with julienne vegetables.
verb (used with object), ju·li·enned, ju·li·en·ning.
  1. to cut (something, especially a vegetable) into thin strips or small, matchlike pieces: I spent a half hour julienning the carrots.

Origin of julienne

1835–45; < French, generic use of Julienne woman's name
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  • He come down from Montreal, with his Julienne and his Pierre—in his arm, so.

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  • For why you do that—for why do you not look at Ba'teese when he talk about his Julienne!

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  • Then you have nev' see that ring, which my Julienne, she wore on her finger.

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  • Where then is the ten thousand dollar she took—if she kill my Julienne?

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  • Garnish with Julienne of breast of pheasants, truffles, and some dry sherry.


British Dictionary definitions for julienne

julienne

adjective
  1. (of vegetables) cut into thin shreds
noun
  1. a clear consommé to which a mixture of such vegetables has been added

Word Origin

French, from name Jules, Julien, or Julienne
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Word Origin and History for julienne

n.

kind of clear soup, 1841, from French, literally "(soup made) in the manner of Julien," the proper name, from an otherwise unknown cook. Related: Julienned.

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