[ kon-suh-mey, kon-suh-mey ]
/ ˌkɒn səˈmeɪ, ˈkɒn səˌmeɪ /


a clear soup made by boiling meat or chicken, bones, vegetables, etc., to extract their nutritive properties: served hot or jellied.

Origin of consommé

1805–15; < French, noun use of consommé, past participle of consommer to finish < Latin consummāre to add up, finish; see consummate Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for consomme

/ (kənˈsɒmeɪ, ˈkɒnsɒˌmeɪ, French kɔ̃sɔme) /


a clear soup made from meat or chicken stock

Word Origin for consommé

C19: from French, from consommer to finish, use up, from Latin consummāre; so called because all the goodness of the meat goes into the liquid
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