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  1. a sauce made with puréed vegetables or fruit and used as a base or garnish.
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Historical Examples

  • When done it is filled with coulis of fish instead of jelly.

    Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks

    Pierre Blot

  • It was remarked that even the coulis de dindonneau made no impression on Bagnigge that night.


    William Makepeace Thackeray

British Dictionary definitions for coulis


  1. a thin purée of vegetables, fruit, etc, usually served as a sauce surrounding a dish
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Word Origin

C20: French, literally: purée
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