bouil·​la·​baisse | \ ˌbü-yə-ˈbās How to pronounce bouillabaisse (audio) , -ˈbāz; ˈbü-yə-ˌbās, -ˌbāz\

Definition of bouillabaisse

1 : a highly seasoned fish stew made with at least two kinds of fish

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The brasseries in San Jose (Santana Row), Menlo Park and Larkspur will be celebrating Bastille Day with live music and entertainment and Bastille Day menu specials, including coq au vin, bouillabaisse and petits fours. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "9 SF Bay Area Bastille Day events," 2 July 2019 Shrimp Bouillabaisse Traditional bouillabaisse is a marvelous dish that requires many kinds of seafood and a lot of time to make. Fox News, "16 decadent Christmas main dishes," 16 Dec. 2015 Nibble cured trout, bouillabaisse, blueberry panna cotta, and more. Kara Baskin,, "Tables: The Smoke Shop opens in Somerville, and a Revival we can get behind," 5 July 2018 But, like the bouillabaisse a la Marseillaise at the extinct Anthony’s Pier 4, that white-gloved era is long gone, and so are the maître d’s who came with it. Dugan Arnett,, "The last maître d’ is here to serve you from a bygone time," 6 July 2018 With that victory under his belt, Sisca faced off against Flay in January with his signature dish: bouillabaisse. Kristi Palma,, "Boston chef Robert Sisca just beat Bobby Flay," 22 June 2018 Ms Scales might have devoted more than a few pages of her engaging and informative bouillabaisse to these perils. The Economist, "The secret life of fish," 10 May 2018 The five main courses include Saigon bouillabaisse ($32); scallops Rockefeller with nasturtium pistou ($28); a lamb burger ($20); and a New York strip steak ($36). Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tenderloin’s Black Cat evolves into a romantic supper club," 2 May 2018 Lobster tempura, bouillabaisse and milk and honey ice cream are back on the menu. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Matthew Kenney’s Latest, Nodding to Japan, Opens in the East Village," 1 May 2018

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First Known Use of bouillabaisse

1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of bouillabaisse

: a stew made with strong spices and two or more kinds of fish
: a mixture of different kinds of things

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