av·​go·​lem·​o·​no | \ ˌäv-gō-ˈle-mə-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce avgolemono (audio) \

Definition of avgolemono

: a soup or sauce made with chicken stock, egg yolks, and lemon juice

Examples of avgolemono in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Avgolemono at North Beach Gyro: Lemon supposedly reduces phlegm in the body, and avgolemono packs in the tartness with the homey feel of chicken soup. — U.R. 701 Union St., San Francisco. Sarah Fritsche, San Francisco Chronicle, "Our favorite cure-all soups in San Francisco," 1 Mar. 2018 By Ellie Krieger, Special To The Washington Post A Greek avgolemono sauce is a reminder of the simple wonder of cooking. Ellie Krieger, The Denver Post, "Spring asparagus deserves this simple avgolemono sauce," 7 Apr. 2017 It is called avgolemono: a broth of chicken thickened with whisked egg and lemon and fortified with rice and spinach. Talia Lavin, The New Yorker, "Leaving a Religion and a Marriage, and Gaining a Chicken Soup," 23 Jan. 2017 A cup of hearty avgolemono soup ($3; made with chicken, eggs, lemon and rice) will definitely warm you up on a chilly day. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "The Idaho Statesman’s Top 10 new Boise restaurants of 2016," 22 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of avgolemono

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for avgolemono

Modern Greek augolemono, from augo egg + lemoni lemon

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“Avgolemono.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avgolemono. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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