bouil·​lon | \ ˈbü(l)-ˌyän How to pronounce bouillon (audio) , ˈbu̇(l)-; ˈbu̇l-yən; ˈbü-ˌyōⁿ How to pronounce bouillon (audio) \

Definition of bouillon

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a clear seasoned soup made usually from lean beef broadly : broth


geographical name
Bouil·​lon | \ bü-ˈyōⁿ How to pronounce Bouillon (audio) \

Definition of Bouillon (Entry 2 of 2)

town in the Ardennes region of Wallonia, southeastern Belgium population 5393

Examples of bouillon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Once the pot is hot, use a mesh strainer to strain the sauce from the blender into the pot. Bring the sauce to a boil and add chicken bouillon and instant coffee. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "She survived COVID-19. Afterward, her mom's enchiladas were the first meal she craved," 11 Mar. 2021 Dissolve cayenne and bouillon cubes in boiling water. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Onions are easy to use when stored in the freezer," 10 Mar. 2021 Reduce heat, add bouillon base and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Kate Merker, Woman's Day, "Chicken Shamrock Noodle Soup," 1 Mar. 2021 To the remaining oil-zest mixture, whisk in the lime juice, bouillon, and ¼ cup water. Christopher Kimball,, "Three recipes that take the guesswork out of braising chicken," 2 Feb. 2021 In a large pot, bring water to a boil with onion, leek, celery and bouillon. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "Greek Lemon Chicken Soup," 6 Jan. 2021 Pour water into a slow cooker; add bouillon (cube or paste) and stir to dissolve. Judy Walker,, "Try this black-eyed pea recipe because 'we need all the luck we can get' for 2021," 22 Dec. 2020 Add water, chicken bouillon powder and Southwest spice blend and turn on soup function if your Vitamix has that setting. Paul Stephen,, "Recipe: Vitamix Tortilla Soup," 25 Nov. 2020 In a small bowl, combine all remaining herbs and spices except bay leaves and bouillon cubes. Judy Walker,, "Kits to make soup, cookies and more are welcome gifts from your kitchen: Labels included!," 25 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of bouillon


1656, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bouillon


French, from Old French boillon, from boillir to boil

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“Bouillon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bouillon

: a clear liquid in which meat, chicken, fish, or vegetables have been cooked and which is eaten as soup or used to make sauces


bouil·​lon | \ ˈbü-ˌyän How to pronounce bouillon (audio) , ˈbu̇l-ˌyän, ˈbu̇l-yən \

Kids Definition of bouillon

: a clear soup or stock made from meat or vegetables


bouil·​lon | \ ˈbü(l)-ˌyän How to pronounce bouillon (audio) , ˈbu̇(l)-; ˈbu̇l-yən; ˈbü-ˌyōⁿ How to pronounce bouillon (audio) \

Medical Definition of bouillon

: a clear seasoned soup made usually from lean beef

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