fines herbes

[ feen erb, urb; French feen zerb ]
/ ˈfin ˈɛrb, ˈɜrb; French fin ˈzɛrb /

plural noun Cookery.

a combination of finely chopped herbs, as parsley, chervil, and chives, used for flavoring soups, sauces, omelets, etc., or as a garnish.

Nearby words

  1. finely,
  2. fineness,
  3. fineness ratio,
  4. finer,
  5. finery,
  6. finespun,
  7. finesse,
  8. finest,
  9. finestra,
  10. finfish

Origin of fines herbes

1840–50; < French: fine herbs

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British Dictionary definitions for fines herbes

fines herbes

/ (French finz ɛrb) /

pl n

a mixture of finely chopped herbs, used to flavour omelettes, salads, etc
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