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julienne

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noun ju·li·enne \ˌjü-lē-ˈen, ˌzhü-\

Definition of julienne

  1. 1a :  a preparation or garnish of food that has been cut into thin strips a julienne of leeksb :  food (such as meat or vegetables) that has been cut into thin strips

  2. 2 :  a consommé containing vegetables cut into thin strips

julienne

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julienned

adjective garnished with julienne carrots a salad of julienned vegetables

Origin and Etymology of julienne

French, short for potage à la julienne, probably from Julienne woman's name


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julienne

verb ju·li·enne

Definition of julienne

julienned

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julienning

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to slice (food) into thin strips about the size of matchsticks wash and julienne the carrots

First Known Use of julienne

circa 1930



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