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broth

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noun, \ˈbrȯth\

Simple Definition of broth

  • : liquid in which food (such as meat) has been cooked

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of broth

plural broths play \ˈbrȯths, ˈbrȯthz\

  1. 1 :  liquid in which meat, fish, cereal grains, or vegetables have been cooked :  stock <chicken broth>

  2. 2 :  a fluid culture medium

Origin of broth

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German brod broth, Old English brēowan to brew — more at brew


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with broth


BROTH Defined for Kids

broth

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noun \ˈbrȯth\

Definition of broth for Students

  1. :  the liquid in which a meat, fish, or vegetable has been cooked




Medical Dictionary

broth

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noun \ˈbrȯth\

Medical Definition of broth

plural broths \ˈbrȯths, ˈbrȯthz\play play

  1. 1:  liquid in which meat or sometimes vegetable food has been cooked

  2. 2:  a fluid culture medium




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