bri·​oche | \ brē-ˈōsh How to pronounce brioche (audio) , -ˈȯsh How to pronounce brioche (audio) \

Definition of brioche

: light slightly sweet bread made with a rich yeast dough

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Recent Examples on the Web Each will star a crispy chicken thigh rolled in chili oil and spices, plus some sort of pickle and a cool sauce, on a brioche bun. Janelle Bitker,, "Square Pie Guys unveils virtual restaurant for hot chicken sandwiches," 23 Apr. 2020 Bacon, gruyère and caramelized onion quiche tastes altogether authentic as does the croque madame on brioche, with ham, creamy Comté mornay and sunny-side-up egg. San Diego Union-Tribune, "We hate brunch. But we love these 10 brunch spots," 8 Aug. 2019 Four Day Ray: Family BBQ Dinner for $40 includes eight brioche slider buns, 16-ounce BBQ sauce, pound of house smoked pulled pork, half pound house smoked brisket and half pound smoked sausage plus choice of two sides. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis meal deals during the coronavirus pandemic," 26 Mar. 2020 The foie was stringy as a harp and came with a laminated truffle brioche twisted up like a morning bun, but no explanation of how to eat them together. Adam Erace, Fortune, "Charleston Restaurant is the most relaxed formal dining experience in Baltimore," 8 Mar. 2020 Burger King: The fish sandwich at Burger King features white Alaskan pollock with tartar sauce and pickles on a brioche bun. Hunter Johnson, Dallas News, "On Ash Wednesday, here’s where to eat meat-free in Irving during Lent," 26 Feb. 2020 Seafood stuffed into toasted brioche and garnished with plantain chips in the shape and flavor of crabs is both adorable and appetizing. Washington Post, "At two hotel restaurants, there’s room for improvement," 9 Jan. 2020 Gluten-free king cake from Guncles Everything this new gluten-free bakery creates is first-class, including this cinnamon brioche with natural sanding sugars (with no artificial colors), available by special order only. Michelle Matthews |, al, "18 things inspired by king cake that aren’t king cake," 4 Feb. 2020 Order the wildly elegant kebab and the brioche-like clouds of kubalah, which come with puddles of labaneh and fresh tomatoes. Vogue, "Where to Stay and Eat in London’s Renewed King’s Cross Neighborhood," 16 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of brioche

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brioche

French, from Middle French dialect, from brier to knead, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German brehhan to break — more at break

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The first known use of brioche was in 1826

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22 May 2020

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“Brioche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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: a light, sweet type of bread

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