\ˈbrȯth \
plural broths\ˈbrȯths, ˈbrȯt͟hz \

Definition of broth 

1 : liquid in which meat, fish, cereal grains, or vegetables have been cooked : stock chicken broth

2 : a fluid culture medium

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There was the smiling, bustling lady at the fer stand in the night food market, setting out your plate of lettuce and bundles of mint and basil for steeping in your broth. Hanya Yanagihara, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Luang Prabang Is the Ideal Southeast Asian City," 20 Nov. 2018 But connoisseurs know that a dash of vinegar draws out the richness of the broth and that cutting the noodles ruins the consistency. Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post, "How my North Korean-born grandparents taught me about loss, memory and the power of Pyongyang cold noodles," 8 June 2018 This sort of broth is used in soups throughout Europe, and in Mediterranean, Eastern Europeanand some Indian soups. Pam Peirce,, "How Bay Area gardeners can grow their own soup," 1 June 2018 Mama's Dumplings are slippery and tender, stuffed with pork, ginger and cabbage and bobbing in a bowl of straightforward soy broth. Todd A. Price,, "Luvi's chef tells a deliciously beautiful story: First look review," 22 May 2018 The capital of Japan’s Hokkaido island is recognized as a center of ramen and praised for its rich miso broths. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "A ramen master is cooking in Indianapolis," 25 Jan. 2018 That family includes sister Amy Zhu, who takes your order tableside and brings out hot tea to pour into small paper cups, as well as the siblings' mother and aunt, often found in the kitchen stuffing dumplings or warming broth on the stove. Michael Russell,, "Who needs dim sum? Master Kong puts a provincial twist on Chinese breakfast," 25 Apr. 2018 Place bread on a baking sheet and bake until beginning to turn golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes; transfer to a large bowl. Pour broth over bread and let sit, tossing occasionally, until absorbed; fold in eggs. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Herb Dressing," 24 Oct. 2018 Place bread on rimmed baking sheet and bake until beginning to turn golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes; transfer to large bowl. Pour broth over bread and let sit, tossing occasionally, until absorbed. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Northwest Fruit Stuffing," 23 Oct. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of broth

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


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Kids Definition of broth

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


\ˈbrȯth \
plural broths\ˈbrȯths, ˈbrȯt͟hz \

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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