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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Pho is fast food made with considerable care: long-simmered, consomme-clear, fragrant-with-star-anise beef noodle soup. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2019 Here, the consomme was made to be an active participant in the overall spectacle of the meal. Soleil Ho,, 2 Sep. 2019 See More

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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 28 Jan. 2023.

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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