- a clear, usually seasoned broth made by straining water in which beef, chicken, etc., has been cooked, or by dissolving a commercially prepared bouillon cube or cubes in hot water.
Origin of bouillon
Related Words for bouillonporridge, puree, chowder, bouillon, concoction, distillation, fluid, splash, elixir, brew, bowl, potpourri, stock, potage, gumbo, decoction, pottage, vichyssoise, borscht, dishwater
Examples from the Web for bouillon
Historical Examples of bouillon
Eventually each of them dipped a piece of bread into the soup to taste the bouillon.L'Assommoir
Liquid bouillon,—not jellied,—should be drunk from the bouillon cup.The Etiquette of To-day
Edith B. Ordway
Oysters on the half-shell and bouillon served in cups are the first two courses.
Next, plain plates and cups of bouillon are served, with gold teaspoons.
Serve the bouillon in cups, and be sure that it is very hot.
- a plain unclarified broth or stock
Word Origin for bouillon
1650s, from French bouillon (11c.), noun use of past participle of bouillir "to boil," from Old French bolir (see boil (v.)).