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 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 Started w/ consomme, then roast beef, green bean salad, potatoes, dietetic pie, buttermilk and Sanka. John Kelly, Washington Post, 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, 6 June 2018 Among the offerings: a large turkey leg, an alligator head and bowls of gelatinous agar that resemble consomme. Amina Khan,, 20 Apr. 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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“Consommé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of consommé

: a clear soup that is usually made with seasoned meat


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