[ 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.
porridge, puree, chowder, bouillon, concoction, distillation, fluid, splash, elixir, brew, bowl, potpourri, stock, potage, gumbo, decoction, pottage, borscht, dishwater, hodge-podge
- vichy government,
- vichy water,
- vicious circle
Origin of vichyssoise
1915–20; < French (crême) vichyssoise (cream soup) of Vichy
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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.
/ (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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1939, French, in full crême vichyssoise glacée, literally "iced cream (soup) of Vichy" (see Vichy).
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