broth

[ brawth, broth ]
/ brɔθ, brɒθ /

noun

thin soup of concentrated meat or fish stock.
water that has been boiled with meat, fish, vegetables, or barley.
Bacteriology. a liquid medium containing nutrients suitable for culturing microorganisms.

Idioms

    broth of a boy, a sturdy youth.

Origin of broth

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Norse broth, Old High German brod; akin to brew
Related formsbroth·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for broth

broth

/ (brɒθ) /

noun

a soup made by boiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc, in water
another name for stock (def. 19)

Word Origin for broth

Old English broth; related to Old Norse broth, Old High German brod, German brodeln to boil; see brew
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Word Origin and History for broth

broth


n.

Old English broþ, from Proto-Germanic *bruthan (cf. Old High German *brod), from verb root *bhreue- "to heat, boil, bubble; liquid in which something has been boiled" (cf. Old English breowan "to brew;" see brew (v.)). Picked up from Germanic by the Romanic and Celtic languages.

The Irishism broth of a boy, which is in Byron, was "thought to originate from the Irish Broth, passion -- Brotha passionate, spirited ..." [Farmer], and if so is not immediately related.

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Idioms and Phrases with broth

broth


see too many cooks spoil the broth.

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