court bouillon


court bouil·​lon ˈku̇r-(ˌ)bü-ˈyȯⁿ How to pronounce court bouillon (audio)
: a liquid made usually with water, white wine, vegetables, and seasonings and used to poach fish

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The fish gets much of its flavor from the liquid in which it is simmered, the court bouillon, and that gets its flavor from a number of ingredients that have to be prepped. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 25 Aug. 2021

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Word History


French court-bouillon, literally, short bouillon

First Known Use

1723, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of court bouillon was in 1723

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Cite this Entry

“Court bouillon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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