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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 Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, until broth is flavorful and beans are tender. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, "Creamy Vegan Pasta…and 9 Other Ways to Turn a Can of Beans Into Dinner," 24 Feb. 2020 The broth was both warming and deeply spiced, each element of the sea, particularly the clams, executed to perfection. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "This Mellwood restaurant is blowing up Louisville's food scene with New American fusion," 19 Feb. 2020 Instagram: @juliaclancy Email: Fresh-Herb Matzo Ball Soup Serves 4 to 6 Changing water into fat-pearled, herb-laced, deeply fragrant broth was one of the first acts of magic taught to me in cooking. Julia Clancy,, "Necessary chicken soup: one method, three recipes," 5 Feb. 2020 The broth containing the red and white miso is more like a sauce than a soup. Daily Pilot, "Tokyo’s chef Toshimasa Sano brings his miso ramen to Buena Park," 28 Aug. 2019 The broth was thick and creamy but not especially flavorful. Coco Mccabe,, "Dal Mare in Beverly Farms offers a classic night out," 7 Aug. 2019 The lobster broth is rich and flavorful but not heavy. Anchorage Daily News, "Former ‘Top Chef’ contestant and James Beard-nominated chef takes over Muse restaurant. So: how’s the food?," 17 July 2019 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

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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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27 Feb 2020

Cite this Entry

“Broth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 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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