[ joo-lee-en; French zhy-lyen ]
/ ˌdʒu liˈɛn; French ʒüˈlyɛn /


(of food, especially vegetables) cut into thin strips or small, matchlike pieces.


a clear soup garnished, before serving, with julienne vegetables.

verb (used with object), ju·li·enned, ju·li·en·ning.

to cut (something, especially a vegetable) into thin strips or small, matchlike pieces: I spent a half hour julienning the carrots.

Origin of julienne

1835–45; <French, generic use of Julienne woman's name
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British Dictionary definitions for julienne

/ (ˌdʒuːlɪˈɛn) /


(of vegetables) cut into thin shreds


a clear consommé to which a mixture of such vegetables has been added

Word Origin for julienne

French, from name Jules, Julien, or Julienne
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