demi-glace

noun

: a highly concentrated reduced brown sauce often used as a base for other sauces

Word History

Etymology

French, half cooking stock, literally, half-ice

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of demi-glace was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Demi-glace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/demi-glace. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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