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purée

or pu·ree

[ pyoo-rey, -ree, pyoor-ey ]

noun

  1. a cooked food, especially a vegetable or fruit, that has been put through a sieve, blender, or the like.
  2. a soup made with ingredients that have been puréed.


verb (used with object)

, pu·réed, pu·rée·ing.
  1. to make a purée of.

purée

1

/ ˈpjʊəreɪ /

noun

  1. a smooth thick pulp of cooked and sieved fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish


verb

  1. tr to make (cooked foods) into a purée

puree

2

/ ˈpuːrɪ /

noun

  1. an unleavened flaky Indian bread, that is deep-fried in ghee and served hot
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Word History and Origins

Origin of purée1

1700–10; < French, noun use of feminine past participle of purer to strain, literally, make pure; pure
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Word History and Origins

Origin of purée1

C19: from French purer to purify

Origin of purée2

Hindi
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Example Sentences

Soup fits any time of year, adapting to the weather and whatever produce is plentiful, from hot, hearty bowls built on roots and squash in the winter to chilled purées of ripe tomatoes or zucchini in the summer.

Fill champagne flute about 1/4 the way up with puree and top off with great champagne.

Freshly grated pear barely needs any sweetening, which is why we encourage you to make the pear puree yourself.

Saag Paneer—also known as Palak Paneer—is curried spinach puree with chunks of Indian cheese, and it is a dish with a bad rap.

When the vegetables are soft, cool briefly, then puree them, along with the stock, in a blender or food processor in two batches.

The olives were unbelievable, maybe the best thing: olive puree surrounded by a sleeve of something that kept them together.

We have puree of spinach on our list, and if we can get any spinach I will show you how to boil it so as to keep its color.

After the salmon is rubbed through the sieve it is called puree or pulp of salmon.

You remember what I told you about spinach soup yesterday—puree of spinach with cream soup, colored green with spinach.

In Europe the puree of lettuce is served as a vegetable, just as the puree of spinach is.

Cream soups are a combination of vegetables, puree and milk.

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