: a reduced and seasoned fish, meat, or vegetable stock

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The broth is crafted from octopus, clam juice, mussel juice and fish fumet, then reduced and blended with olive oil and chiles. Alyson Sheppard, Robb Report, 31 Mar. 2022 And, yes, even the gefilte fish: a custom grind of rock cod and whitefish in a fennel-thyme fumet. Rachel Levin, SFChronicle.com, 2 Apr. 2020 The flavors are further heightened by a ladleful of fumet made with fish heads, chives, onions, mushrooms, fish sauce, shiso, dashi, and a funky-spicy fermented condiment called yuzu kosho. Joe Ray, WIRED, 17 Apr. 2018 Waiters bring bowls set with chunks of crab, lily buds, wood ear mushrooms and nasturtium flowers and leaves, then pour on a rich, dark fumet bolstered with white peppercorn and black vinegar. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 Apr. 2018

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Word History


borrowed from French, "pleasant odor of certain meats or wines, aromatic stock used to add flavor to other dishes," going back to Middle French, from fumer "to give off smoke" + -et -et entry 1 — more at fume entry 2

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fumet was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Fumet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fumet. Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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