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noun (1)

plural -s


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noun (2)

plural -s
now chiefly Scottish
: liquid in which a substance has been boiled or steeped : broth, soup, gravy

Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English breye, bree eyelid, eyebrow, from Old English brǣw

Noun (2)

Middle English bre, probably alteration of bri, from Old English brīw, brīg; akin to Old High German brīo soup, mush, Middle Dutch brī, Old English brīwan to cook, Middle Irish brēo flame, Old English byrnan to burn

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“Bree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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