av·​go·​lem·​o·​no ˌäv-gō-ˈle-mə-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce avgolemono (audio)
: a soup or sauce made with chicken stock, egg yolks, and lemon juice

Examples of avgolemono in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the United States, avgolemono soup is often plump with chicken and rice, but in this recipe, Melissa Clark uses chicken meatballs to achieve the same end. New York Times, 6 May 2022 Niko-Niko’s avgolemono is simultaneously refreshing and soothing. Joanna O'Leary, Chron, 15 Oct. 2021 The Greek avgolemono soup provides the ideal bright, acidic base for meaty artichoke bottoms. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2021

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Word History


Modern Greek augolemono, from augo egg + lemoni lemon

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of avgolemono was in 1950

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“Avgolemono.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avgolemono. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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