\ 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

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Three-year-old An Biên specializes in Haiphong-style seafood, like thick bánh da noodles in a rich crab-and-pork broth, or plump mantis shrimp to dunk in a bubbling hot pot. Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 But the spicy broth can be put to good use, too, in a stellar casual dish of clams and spaghetti. David Tanis, New York Times, "An Especially Summery Take on Spaghetti and Clams," 18 May 2018 There, the warmer months are all about chilled miso ramen, a miraculously refreshing (and vegan!) bowl of springy noodles and lightly dressed farmers’ market veg bathed in a frosty, funky-salty-sweet broth. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appetit, "This Cold Ramen Recipe Is a Summer Game Changer," 10 May 2018 Several soups are made using various cuts of beef but the fresh seafood soup with a slightly spicy broth is the most popular. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "Arizona's best Mexican restaurants: Tacos and more from Flagstaff to Tucson to Yuma," 1 May 2018 Hot pot restaurants are so abundant in China that an infinite variety of permutations has appeared: concepts that specialize in spicy broth, restaurants with a menu of the highest-quality meats, and those where each patron gets their individual pot. Clarissa Wei, San Francisco Chronicle, "How China and Taiwan now transmit food trends to California," 9 Feb. 2018 Ladle the broth and boiled onions into each individual bowl. Nick Marino, New York Times, "An Artist’s Pho, Inspired by His Childhood in Vietnam," 12 June 2018 Mix the broth and mustard together and add to the skillet. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "New England specialty perfect for leftover meat, potatoes | Miami Herald," 2 Apr. 2018 Combine the oil, garlic, onion, bread pieces, the tomatoes and their juices, the broth and dried herbs in a blender; begin to blend on low, then gradually increase to high until pureed and smooth. Becky Krystal, charlotteobserver, "If you can push a blender button, you can make this tomato soup | Charlotte Observer," 27 Mar. 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


\ 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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