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

Examples of coulis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The yellowtail crudo is jaggedly sliced, swimming in an overwhelming coulis. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, "Mixtape: Dining Review," 1 Nov. 2019 Tomato coulis is a thin puree of tomatoes that’s also ideal for the freezer., "Freeze those ripe tomatoes for the middle of winter, when they’ll brighten a dreary day - The Boston Globe," 10 Sep. 2019 Though Hunter landed in the top 3, the win went to Harvard University graduate Nick DiGiovanni, who served lemon meringue pie with gingerbread crumb and blueberry coulis in a glass mixing bowl. Tracy Swartz,, "Grant Achatz guest judges ‘MasterChef,’ and the challenge winner is a surprise pick," 13 Aug. 2019 For dessert, the choices are Vacherin classique or warm chocolate almond cake with raspberry coulis and hazelnut ice cream. Dewayne Bevil,, "How to get special menu for Epcot’s Monsieur Paul restaurant," 17 July 2019 Three-layer chocolate cake with raspberry sauce, Key lime pie with fresh cream and Carrot cake with pineapple rum coulis are just a sampling of their homemade desserts baked fresh daily. 2. Claire Perez,, "Brussels sprouts shine with soy ginger glaze at Grille 66," 5 July 2019 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

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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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“Coulis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of coulis

: a thick sauce made from vegetables or fruit

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