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Definition of broth

1 : liquid in which meat, fish, cereal grains, or vegetables have been cooked : stock chicken broth
2 : a fluid culture medium

Examples of broth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Back at the trailer, Romero drinks some of the beef broth, takes a shower and puts on her orange uniform. USA Today, "Rationing insulin. Skipping meals. One woman’s struggle to survive on minimum wage," 6 Apr. 2021 The cooked noodles and the prepared broth can be refrigerated separately for up to 5 days. Washington Post, "These udon noodles in a simple soy broth are simply irresistible," 4 Apr. 2021 The soup was packed with more of everything: layer upon layer of meat, noodles and broth. The Economist, "Hot soup: Vietnam is a country divided by a common pho," 24 Mar. 2021 Diners huddled over bubbling clay pots of broth and seafood, their cheeks moist with steam. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "SingleThread is doing the nearly impossible in the Bay Area: transportive fine dining that's still of-the-moment," 18 Mar. 2021 For a four-pound cut of beef, add 3 cups of beef broth and 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce to the slow cooker. Kellie Speed,, "How to cook a pot roast in a slow cooker," 7 Mar. 2021 Divide mushrooms, tofu and crab, if using, among 4 bowls, and ladle hot broth over each serving. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "30-Minute Recipe: A Fresh Take on Hot and Sour Soup," 3 Mar. 2021 Let cook, uncovered, another 20 to 30 minutes, adding a little bit of chicken or vegetable broth, as needed. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s a great time to revisit the classic ’80s dish Chicken Marbella," 19 Feb. 2021 For a richer soup, swap out the water with low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Soup and a sandwich, the classic combo, becomes so much more with a warming hit of spice," 15 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of broth

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for broth

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German brod broth, Old English brēowan to brew — more at brew

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14 Apr 2021

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“Broth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of broth

: liquid in which food (such as meat) has been cooked


\ ˈbrȯth How to pronounce broth (audio) \

Kids Definition of broth

: the liquid in which a meat, fish, or vegetable has been cooked


\ ˈbrȯth How to pronounce broth (audio) \
plural broths\ ˈbrȯths How to pronounce broth (audio) , ˈbrȯt͟hz How to pronounce broth (audio) \

Medical Definition of broth

1 : liquid in which meat or sometimes vegetable food has been cooked
2 : a fluid culture medium

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