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plural broths\ ˈbrȯths How to pronounce broths (audio) , ˈbrȯt͟hz How to pronounce broths (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 Put 1/2 cup of broth in the bottom of the pan to collect drippings to later mix for a dipping sauce., "Recipe: Coffee-Rubbed Pork Loin," 6 Jan. 2020 Each order consists of unsauced sliced chicken set on a pile of white rice with a bowl of broth. Nick Kindelsperger,, "Review: Phodega serves Chicago’s best bowl of pho south of Argyle Street," 11 Dec. 2019 For each cup of vegetable mix, make gravy with a roux of 2 tablespoons each of unsalted butter and flour and 1 cup of vegetable broth. Eric Velasco, al, "How to make post-Thanksgiving leftover pot pies," 26 Nov. 2019 Sprinkle with a bit of chicken broth, then cover the bowl. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, "How to Reheat Turkey the Best Way so It Stays Tender," 14 Nov. 2019 Carefully add the tofu, so the broth does not splash. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "This hot-and-sour soup recipe is a cure-all for cold (and have-a-cold) days," 18 Dec. 2019 Drain them and then simmer in a pan of water (enough water to cover the beans by a couple of inches) with the carrot and celery (this helps to flavor the broth) until the beans are cooked through., "Recipe: Anna’s Cresc’tajat Pasta with Beans," 4 Dec. 2019 When cool enough to handle, strip them of their meat and toss the skin, gristle, and bones, reserving both the meat and the concentrated broth. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, "Get cooking: Science closing in on number of genes in the apple genome," 4 Dec. 2019 In the countryside, the broth from the evening beef stew would become the basis of breakfast the next morning. Samantha Presnal, Quartzy, "Thanksgiving leftovers can be an outlet for creativity," 29 Nov. 2019

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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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The first known use of broth was before the 12th century

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16 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Broth.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 24 January 2020.

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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


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