[ koo-lee ]
/ kuˈli /
a sauce made with puréed vegetables or fruit and used as a base or garnish.
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Origin of coulis
First recorded in 1600–10; from French: literally, “broth, strained juices from a roast,” from Old French couleis “flowing,” from unrecorded Vulgar Latin cōlāticius, ultimately from Latin cōlāre “to strain”; see origin at coulee
Words nearby coulis
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Example sentences from the Web for coulis
When done it is filled with coulis of fish instead of jelly.
It was remarked that even the coulis de dindonneau made no impression on Bagnigge that night.Burlesques|William Makepeace Thackeray
British Dictionary definitions for coulis
/ (ˈkuːliː) /
a thin purée of vegetables, fruit, etc, usually served as a sauce surrounding a dish
Word Origin for coulis
C20: French, literally: purée
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