con·​som·​mé | \ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈmā \

Definition of consommé 

: clear soup made from well-seasoned stock

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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 He was sent to dinner alone in fine restaurants, finding solace in a cup of clear consomme and, ultimately, the effort that went into making it. Debbi Snook,, "'Jeremiah Tower,' a film about the lesser known celebrity chef (review, photos, trailer)," 26 May 2017

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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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English Language Learners Definition of consommé

: a clear soup that is usually made with seasoned meat

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