[ brawth, broth ]
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  1. thin soup of concentrated meat or fish stock.

  2. water that has been boiled with meat, fish, vegetables, or barley.

  1. Bacteriology. a liquid medium containing nutrients suitable for culturing microorganisms.

Idioms about broth

  1. 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

Other words from broth

  • brothy, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for broth


/ (brɒθ) /

  1. a soup made by boiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc, in water

  2. another name for stock (def. 19)

Origin of broth

Old English broth; related to Old Norse broth, Old High German brod, German brodeln to boil; see brew

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Other Idioms and Phrases with broth


see too many cooks spoil the broth.

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