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 For a dramatic visual contrast to the snowy-white heart—and a nice, tart counterpoint to its unctuousness—surround it with a coulis of puréed raspberries, spiked with a few spoonfuls of crème de framboise liqueur. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, 2 Feb. 2022 Serve with berries, a fruit coulis or a fresh squeeze of lemon. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 27 May 2021 The yellowtail crudo is jaggedly sliced, swimming in an overwhelming coulis. Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Nov. 2019 Tomato coulis is a thin puree of tomatoes that’s also ideal for the freezer., 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,, 13 Aug. 2019 For dessert, the choices are Vacherin classique or warm chocolate almond cake with raspberry coulis and hazelnut ice cream. Dewayne Bevil,, 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,, 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, 21 June 2018 See More

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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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“Coulis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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