[ vish-ee-swahz, vee-shee-swahz ]
/ ˌvɪʃ iˈswɑz, ˈvi ʃiˌswɑz /


a cream soup of potatoes and leeks, usually served chilled and often garnished with chopped chives.

Origin of vichyssoise

1915–20; < French (crême) vichyssoise (cream soup) of Vichy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for vichyssoise

  • 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

/ (French viʃiswaz) /


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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