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vichyssoise

[ vish-ee-swahz, vee-shee-swahz ]
/ ˌvɪʃ iˈswɑz, ˈvi ʃiˌswɑz /
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noun
a cream soup of potatoes and leeks, usually served chilled and often garnished with chopped chives.
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Origin of vichyssoise

1915–20; <French (crême) vichyssoise (cream soup) of Vichy
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How to use vichyssoise in a sentence

  • It is also versatile as a soup base; add watercress and you have watercress soup, or stir in cream and chill it for a vichyssoise.

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British Dictionary definitions for vichyssoise

vichyssoise
/ (French viʃiswaz) /

noun
a thick soup made from leeks, potatoes, chicken stock, and cream, usually served chilled

Word Origin for vichyssoise

French, from (crème) Vichyssoise (glacée) (ice-cold cream) from Vichy
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