[ fyoo-mit ]
/ ˈfyu mɪt /


a stock made by simmering fish, chicken, game, etc., in water, wine, or in both, often boiled down to concentrate the flavor and used as a flavoring.
Also fu·mette [fyoo-met] /fyuˈmɛt/.

Origin of fumet

1715–25; < French: fumes, odor of wine or meat, derivative of Middle French fumer to smoke, expose to fumes
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British Dictionary definitions for fumet (1 of 2)

/ (fjuːˈmɛt) /


a strong-flavoured liquor from cooking fish, meat, or game: used to flavour sauces

Word Origin for fumet

French, literally: aroma

British Dictionary definitions for fumet (2 of 2)

/ (ˈfjuːmət) /


(often plural) archaic the dropping of a deer

Word Origin for fumet

C16 fewmet: probably via Old French from Latin fimāre to spread dung on, from fimus dung
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