cou·​lis | \ kü-ˈlē How to pronounce coulis (audio) \

Definition of coulis

: a sauce made with pureed vegetable or fruit and often used as a garnish tomato coulis raspberry coulis

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But the menu looks familiar, with certain fan favorites revived: endive-and-Roquefort salad; a velvety chickpea pancake, topped with salty-sweet gravlax; wedges of lightly seared, crusted yellowfin tuna with red-pepper coulis. Hannah Goldfield, The New Yorker, "Tom Valenti Returns with Oxbow Tavern, and Gimmicks to Go at Lucky Pickle," 21 June 2018 And at 189, the French chef’s first full-service restaurant, and at his bakery, there’s kouign-amann, Cronuts and pork shoulder with red pepper coulis. Jenn Harris,, "Why eating at L.A. malls is way, way better than ever," 21 June 2018 For the dessert round, Beni served a deconstructed apple tartlet with walnut crumble, apple-brandy cream and cranberry coulis. Tracy Swartz,, "Did Pilsen contestant win 'MasterChef Junior' Season 6?," 18 May 2018 Ashley Anna Tuttle TJay Jones, Bonterra: Creamsicle Panna Cotta, with a blood orange gel, vanilla bean panna cotta and a basil coulis, topped with candied orange peel. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "There's something special about the desserts at these 4 Charlotte restaurants. Do you know the secret? | Charlotte Observer," 25 Apr. 2018 Roux 66 Coal Roasted Carrot Salad with sugar chile coulis and pickled red onion. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Here are the best dishes of the 2018 Devour Culinary Classic," 4 Mar. 2018 Potpourri, conifers, cured meats, blackberry coulis — the spectrum of taste seems limitless. Bryce Wiatrak, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tasting Notes: The wines of Montebello Road," 28 Feb. 2018 Serve with artichoke cherry tomato asparagus tip salad and yellow pepper coulis. Nancy Miller, The Courier-Journal, "This new restaurant in Germantown comes from a long line of Louisville Italian royalty," 2 Jan. 2018 Dessert, served with one glass of champagne per person, will be chocolate cake for two, with chocolate covered strawberries, strawberry coulis, and strawberry chocolate crumble. Julie Giuffrida,, "Where to eat out for Valentine's Day dinner," 5 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of coulis

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coulis

French, from Old French coleïs, from coleïs, coleïz flowing

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The first known use of coulis was in 1952

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English Language Learners Definition of coulis

: a thick sauce made from vegetables or fruit

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