bour·​ride bu̇-ˈrēd How to pronounce bourride (audio)
: a fish stew similar to bouillabaisse that is usually thickened with egg yolks and strongly flavored with garlic

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Buckwheat fried Montauk eel to start and then the bourride: her dish of choice. Rachel Deloache Williams, The Hive, 13 Apr. 2018 Dishes that sound lavish, thrilling — fennel custard with uni and truffles; monkfish with caviar, kohlrabi, and tarragon bourride — don’t always taste that way. Devra First,, 9 Apr. 2018 The key to a bourride is aioli, a garlicky mayonnaise that is added to the fish broth, lending it a creamy texture. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2014 The Provençal version of the dish is called bourride. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, 22 Apr. 2014 French dishes include pigs’ feet with caviar, pike quenelles, fish stew bourride and poached chicken for two to four. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 7 June 2016

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Word History


French, from Occitan bourrido, alteration of boulido something boiled, from bouli to boil, from Latin bullire — more at boil

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bourride was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Bourride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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