or pu·ree

[pyoo-rey, -ree, pyoo r-ey]


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

verb (used with object), pu·réed, pu·rée·ing.

to make a purée of.

Origin of purée

1700–10; < French, noun use of feminine past participle of purer to strain, literally, make pure; see pure
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Related Words for puree

smash, mush, blend

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British Dictionary definitions for puree




an unleavened flaky Indian bread, that is deep-fried in ghee and served hot

Word Origin for puree




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

verb -rées, -réeing or -réed

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

Word Origin for purée

C19: from French purer to purify
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Word Origin and History for puree

1707, from French purée "pea soup" (puree de pois, early 14c.), of uncertain origin, perhaps from past participle of purer "to strain, cleanse," from Latin purare "purify," from purus (see pure).


1934, from puree (n.). Related: Pureed.

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