con·​som·​mé | \ ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈmā How to pronounce consommé (audio) \
variants: or consomme

Definition of consommé

: clear soup made from well-seasoned stock

Examples of consommé in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His $58 Rosh Hashanah menu is a lighter take on the traditional meal, starting with duck consomme and a salad sweetened with dates and honey vinaigrette. Janelle Bitker,, "Bay Area restaurants offering Rosh Hashanah dinners for a takeout celebration," 9 Sep. 2020 Pho is fast food made with considerable care: long-simmered, consomme-clear, fragrant-with-star-anise beef noodle soup. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Tom Sietsema’s 8 favorite places to eat right now," 17 Dec. 2019 Here, the consomme was made to be an active participant in the overall spectacle of the meal. Soleil Ho,, "In fine dining, soup is the ultimate humblebrag," 2 Sep. 2019 Started w/ consomme, then roast beef, green bean salad, potatoes, dietetic pie, buttermilk and Sanka. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Training day: Marking my fitness progress with a personal trainer," 25 Aug. 2019 In this case: Asparagus panna cotta in asparagus consomme with asparagus oil, shaved asparagus, pickled asparagus and dried asparagus powder. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "The best dessert in Charlotte right now – isn’t a dessert," 6 June 2018 Among the offerings: a large turkey leg, an alligator head and bowls of gelatinous agar that resemble consomme. Amina Khan,, "A search for some of Earth’s most extreme creatures in the West Coast's deepest underwater canyon," 20 Apr. 2018 Whole lambs are cooked Mexican-style overnight, then chopped down to order in the front window for tender tacos, alongside pancita sausage and a lamb-chickpea consomme that is simply a sublimely earthy feast. Craig Laban,, "Craig LaBan picks Philadelphia's best lamb dishes for spring," 10 Apr. 2018 Sneak peeks of the menu include brioche French toast with honey-foie gras butter, and Southern grits with Texas quail, pickled pears, pecan granola and barbecue consomme. Celestina Blok, star-telegram, "Restaurant news for March," 8 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of consommé

1815, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for consommé

French, from past participle of consommer to complete, boil down, from Latin consummare to complete — more at consummate

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The first known use of consommé was in 1815

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21 Sep 2020

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“Consommé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of consommé

: a clear soup that is usually made with seasoned meat

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