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

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 But when the pho is really good, when the broth is deeply flavorful, rich, and nuanced, Sriracha obscures all that. Globe Staff,, 21 June 2022 The Calphalon Digital Sauté turned out some of the most tender beef in our lab's test; the stew broth was rich and the vegetables held their shape. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 21 June 2022 The fiery broth is fortified with kimchi, gochujang and an assortment of flavorful sausages. New York Times, 13 June 2022 The steaming broth was spicy and flavorful, and the beans came with cueritos de puerco and small slices of salchicha. Marco Torres, Chron, 9 June 2022 The spicy broth in the signature Kazu Ramen is even better than the lighter, milky tonkotsu that wowed me during my first visit. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 24 May 2022 But it was served lukewarm, and even for Skyline, the broth was thin and bland. cleveland, 24 Feb. 2022 The broth was too watery, the vegetables were haphazardly thrown together. An Uong, Bon Appétit, 16 Feb. 2022 The soup feels medicinal: The broth is relatively clear, though beef particles swirl around like the soul of the cow distilled into beef stock. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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\ 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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