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purée

or pu·ree

[pyoo-rey, -ree, pyoo r-ey]
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noun
  1. a cooked food, especially a vegetable or fruit, that has been put through a sieve, blender, or the like.
  2. a soup made with ingredients that have been puréed.
verb (used with object), pu·réed, pu·rée·ing.
  1. to make a purée of.

Origin of purée

1700–10; < French, noun use of feminine past participle of purer to strain, literally, make pure; see pure
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British Dictionary definitions for puree

puree

puri

noun
  1. an unleavened flaky Indian bread, that is deep-fried in ghee and served hot

Word Origin

Hindi

purée

noun
  1. a smooth thick pulp of cooked and sieved fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish
verb -rées, -réeing or -réed
  1. (tr) to make (cooked foods) into a purée

Word Origin

C19: from French purer to purify
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Word Origin and History for puree

n.

1707, from French purée "pea soup" (puree de pois, early 14c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from past participle of purer "to strain, cleanse," from Latin purare "purify," from purus (see pure).

n.

1934, from puree (n.). Related: Pureed.

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