con·​som·​mé ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈmā How to pronounce consommé (audio)
variants or consomme
: clear soup made from well-seasoned stock

Examples of consommé in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the entree, share a pizza topped with chicken, green chiles, tomatoes and cream cheese; or each guest can choose their own entree of blanco enchiladas stuffed with mushrooms or spinach, quesabirria tacos with consomme or a chicken burrito bowl. Georgann Yara, The Arizona Republic, 16 May 2023 Instead of frying prawns in a wok, Lau makes them into a consomme which is decanted into a teapot. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 5 Mar. 2023 Decadent beef consomme is served alongside for dipping. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Jan. 2023 For example, on the creative vegetarian menu, the mushroom consomme is served with a central mass of crimini mushrooms encircled by strips of parsnip crisps that are arranged like a teepee. Jeanine Barone, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 There is a whole lot of classic inspiration, a French consomme inspired by Paul Bocuse. Kristine M. Kierzek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Oct. 2021 The process creates a tender meat and a rich, flavorful consomme. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2021 The queso-birria lunch includes four tacos, consomme and fixings for $12. Kathy Stephenson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 12 May 2021 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,, 9 Sep. 2020

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of consommé was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Consommé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


con·​som·​mé ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈmā How to pronounce consommé (audio)
: a clear soup made chiefly of meat stock


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