\ ˈbrȯth How to pronounce broth (audio) \
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 Stir in chicken broth and gently simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Traditional Chicken Curry," 17 Jan. 2020 Slowly stir in broth and bring to a simmer, stirring often. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "These pies are a handy way to start the new year," 2 Jan. 2020 Finally, there’s the fact that ramen shops serve more than just noodles in hot broth. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "Your yen for ramen could be killing you softly," 30 Nov. 2019 Since at least the 14th century these nests have been popular in China and are usually boiled in a broth to make soup. 1843, "My quest to understand the appeal of bird’s nest soup," 22 Nov. 2019 Stir in the broth and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat., "Chicken Curry With Coconut and Tomatoes," 12 Nov. 2019 Still stirring briskly with the whisk, pour in the hot chicken broth. Wolfgang Puck,, "Turkey croquettes can transform your Thanksgiving leftovers," 12 Nov. 2019 The shop also offers miso ramen, created in Hokkaido, Japan, where the weather is cold and the broth is hot. Christina Tkacik,, "Baltimore, your ramen prayers have been answered with Ramen Utsuke," 30 Oct. 2019 The green part comes from kale (or collard greens) that is cut into thin strips and cooked in the broth. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "Four recipes to celebrate the in-season, in-the-moment kale," 20 June 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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13 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Broth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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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 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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