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

Examples of bourride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chef Lawrence Agnew of Jesse’s Restaurant in Magnolia Springs — Charcoal grilled dry aged swordfish chop, magnolia glazed Bayou Cora nixtamalized hominy and local summer vegetables, blue crab stuffed heirloom tomato and bourride butter. Lawrence Specker |, al, 30 May 2023 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 24 May. 2024.

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