[koo r-boo l-yon, -yawn, kawr-, kohr-; French koor-boo-yawn]
- a vegetable broth or fish stock with herbs, used for poaching fish.
- a rich soup containing wine.
Origin of court-bouillon
1715–25; < French: a preparation of salted water, white wine, herbs, and various other ingredients, in which fish, shellfish, or vegetables are cooked; literally, short broth
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- a stock made from root vegetables, water, and wine or vinegar, used primarily for poaching fish
from French, from court short, from Latin curtus + bouillon broth, from bouillir to boil 1