bouillabaisse

[ bool-yuh-beys, bool-yuh-beys; French boo-ya-bes ]
/ ˌbul yəˈbeɪs, ˈbul yəˌbeɪs; French bu yaˈbɛs /

noun

a soup or stew containing several kinds of fish and often shellfish, usually combined with olive oil, tomatoes, and saffron.

Origin of bouillabaisse

1850–55; < French < Provençal boui-abaisso, taken as either “boil it, then lower the heat,” or “when it boils, lower the heat”; boui 2nd singular imperative or 3rd singular present of bouie to boil1; abaisso 2nd singular imperative of abaissa to lower; see abase
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bouillabaisse
/ (ˌbuːjəˈbɛs) /

noun

a rich stew or soup of fish and vegetables flavoured with spices, esp saffron

Word Origin for bouillabaisse

C19: from French, from Provençal bouiabaisso, literally: boil down
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