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[vish-ee-swahz, vee-shee-swahz]
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  1. 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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  1. a thick soup made from leeks, potatoes, chicken stock, and cream, usually served chilled
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Word Origin

French, from (crème) Vichyssoise (glacée) (ice-cold cream) from Vichy
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Word Origin and History for vichyssoise


1939, French, in full crême vichyssoise glacée, literally "iced cream (soup) of Vichy" (see Vichy).

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