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purée

or puree

[pyoo-rey, -ree, pyoo r-ey] /pyʊˈreɪ, -ˈri, ˈpyʊər eɪ/
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), puréed, puréeing.
3.
to make a purée of.
Origin of purée
1700-1710
1700-10; < French, noun use of feminine past participle of purer to strain, literally, make pure; see pure
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  • Instead, one gate moved inward by a fraction of a foot, and a pureed head peered cautiously between the gap.

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British Dictionary definitions for pureed

puree

/ˈpuːrɪ/
noun
1.
an unleavened flaky Indian bread, that is deep-fried in ghee and served hot
Word Origin
Hindi

purée

/ˈpjʊəreɪ/
noun
1.
a smooth thick pulp of cooked and sieved fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish
verb -rées, -réeing, -réed
2.
(transitive) to make (cooked foods) into a purée
Word Origin
C19: from French purer to purify
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Word Origin and History for pureed

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).

puree

n.

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

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