[suh-preem, -preym, soo-; French sy-prem]
- Also called sauce suprême. a velouté made with a rich chicken stock.
- Also called suprême de volaille. a dish prepared or served with this sauce, especially boned chicken breast.
- Also supreme.
- a bowl or the like designed for the serving of cold foods in an inner container that is nestled in cracked ice.
- a dessert or appetizer served in such a container.
Origin of suprême
< French < Latin suprēmus supreme1
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- Also called: suprême sauce a rich velouté sauce made with a base of veal or chicken stock, with cream or egg yolks added
- the best or most delicate part of meat, esp the breast and wing of chicken, cooked in suprême sauce
Word Origin for suprême
- of highest status or powera supreme tribunal
- (usually prenominal) of highest quality, importance, etcsupreme endeavour
- greatest in degree; extremesupreme folly
- (prenominal) final or last, esp being last in one's life or progress; ultimatethe supreme judgment
Word Origin for supreme
C16: from Latin suprēmus highest, from superus that is above, from super above
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1520s, from Middle French suprême, from Latin supremus "highest," superlative of superus "situated above," from super "above" (see super-). Supreme Being first attested 1690s; Supreme Court is from 1709.
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