- a cream soup of potatoes and leeks, usually served chilled and often garnished with chopped chives.
Origin of vichyssoise
1915–20; < French (crême) vichyssoise (cream soup) of Vichy
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- a thick soup made from leeks, potatoes, chicken stock, and cream, usually served chilled
French, from (crème) Vichyssoise (glacée) (ice-cold cream) from Vichy
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Word Origin and History for vichyssoise
1939, French, in full crême vichyssoise glacée, literally "iced cream (soup) of Vichy" (see Vichy).
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