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 The Greek avgolemono soup provides the ideal bright, acidic base for meaty artichoke bottoms. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2021 Though thought of only as a soup, the Greek avgolemono — made of lemon juice and chicken broth thickened with an egg — stands in for a luscious, tart sauce for artichoke bottoms here. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2021 Niko-Niko’s avgolemono is simultaneously refreshing and soothing. Joanna O'leary, Chron, 23 Feb. 2021 This avgolemono gets a head start thanks to premade chicken stock. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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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7 May 2021

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“Avgolemono.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avgolemono. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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