or pu·ree

[ pyoo-rey, -ree, pyoo r-ey ]
/ pyʊˈreɪ, -ˈri, ˈpyʊər eɪ /


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.

Nearby words

  1. purusha,
  2. purvey,
  3. purveyance,
  4. purveyor,
  5. purview,
  6. purús,
  7. pus,
  8. pusan,
  9. pusey,
  10. pusey, edward bouverie

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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British Dictionary definitions for puree



/ (ˈpuːrɪ) /


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

Word Origin for puree



/ (ˈpjʊəreɪ) /


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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