[ ahv-goh-lem-uh-noh; Greek ahv-gaw-le-maw-naw ]
/ ˌɑv goʊˈlɛm əˌnoʊ; Greek ˌɑv gɔˈlɛ mɔ nɔ /
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noun Greek Cooking.
a soup or sauce made with beaten eggs, lemon juice, and usually chicken broth.
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Origin of avgolemono
1960–65; Modern Greek augolémono, equivalent to augó, abgó egg (pronunciation avγó), classical Greek tò ōión the egg, plural tà ōiá (cf. oo-), altered by fusion of article and noun, v and γ filling vocalic hiatus, merger of singular and plural forms, and separation of the article as t’ + -lemono variant (in compounds) of lemóni lemon <Italian limone ≪ Persian; see lemon
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How to use avgolemono in a sentence
Work orzo in where you would rice, in soups like avgolemono or as a simple base for a protein.
British Dictionary definitions for avgolemono
/ (ˌævɡəˈlɛmənəʊ) /
a Greek soup made with eggs, lemon juice, and rice
Word Origin for avgolemono
C20: from Modern Greek
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