ju·​li·​enne | \ ˌjü-lē-ˈen How to pronounce julienne (audio) , ˌzhü- \

Definition of julienne

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1a : a preparation or garnish of food that has been cut into thin strips a julienne of leeks
b : food (such as meat or vegetables) that has been cut into thin strips
2 : a consommé containing vegetables cut into thin strips


julienned; julienning

Definition of julienne (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to slice (food) into thin strips about the size of matchsticks wash and julienne the carrots

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julienne or julienned \ ˌjü-​lē-​ˈend How to pronounce julienne (audio) , ˌzhü-​ \ adjective
garnished with julienne carrots a salad of julienned vegetables

Examples of julienne in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For the vegetable filling, cut each vegetable into thin julienne strips. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Celebrate Earth Day using garden-fresh ingredients," 20 Apr. 2017 Kimberly Williams was at a back counter, transforming 50 pounds of carrots into delicate julienne sticks. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee.com, "New Salvation Army program gives former homeless, addicts a chance to get a job," 25 May 2017 De-core Brussels sprouts and julienne so they are sliced very thin. Kit Waskom Pollard, baltimoresun.com, "Home plates: Camden Yards' 'bring your own' policy appeals to foodies, thrifty fans," 16 May 2017 Order: Frita (comes with onions, ketchup and julienne potatoes), an order of Miami’s best churros and a batido de mamey (mamey shake). miamiherald, "Eat at these 5 historic South Florida burger spots for National Burger Month," 9 May 2017 Grate beets on large holes of a box grater or cut into fine julienne. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Beet Slaw with Pistachios and Raisins," 28 June 2017 For the pickled red onion, julienne ¼ of a medium red onion and set aside. Caron Golden, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Brian Malarkey's perfect picnic," 27 June 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Here’s an easy pot sticker recipe that can be made with pigeon or any number of other game meats. 8 pigeons, breasted ¼ cup ginger, minced 2 eggs, beaten 1 head Napa cabbage, sliced 2 bunches of scallions, thinly sliced 2 carrots, julienned2 Tbsp. Cosmo Genova, Field & Stream, "How to Cook Pigeon Pot Stickers," 30 Apr. 2020 In Seafood Chow Nian Gao, the rice cakes are slightly chewy, but perfectly capture flavor from the sauce, squid, shrimp, clams, carrots, green onion, and julienned ginger. Eric Velasco, al, "This restaurant and market serves some of Birmingham’s most authentic Chinese food," 21 Jan. 2020 From the snack section, try the miang ($14 for four): a tiny, colorful universe of seasonal fruit brunoise, shaved coconut, cured trout roe, julienned makrut lime leaf and fish sauce caramel arranged on betel leaves. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Bold and fearless, Nari is SF’s most exciting new restaurant," 14 Nov. 2019 Moles are ladled over things like enchiladas, or teetering piles of rice and julienned vegetables and your choice of protein — the shrimp and filet mignon are solid options, although the meats are best used for mopping up errant pools of mole. Los Angeles Times, "Review: At la Diosa de los Moles, otherworldly cooking from L.A.’s mole goddess," 23 Oct. 2019 Add muslin bag, julienned peel and water to pot with juice. Allegra Ben-amotz, WSJ, "This Ingredient Lights Up a Dish Like No Other," 18 Dec. 2018 Meals are funneled towards the squid’s razor-sharp beak, which can julienne food into bite-size pieces that are subsequently pulverized and rammed down its throat by a toothy tongue-like organ. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Operation Calamari: How the Smithsonian Got Its Giant Squids," 21 June 2018 Remove two strips of peel from orange with a vegetable peeler; julienne the peel and reserve. Frank P. Melodia, Redbook, "Easy Weeknight Meal: Sticky Asian Short Ribs with Sesame Snow Peas," 7 Mar. 2012 Amp up your dish presentation and ensure more controlled cooking by julienning vegetables and herbs. Country Living, "How To Julienne Vegetables Video," 21 Sep. 2010

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First Known Use of julienne


1841, in the meaning defined at sense 2


circa 1930, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for julienne


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

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“Julienne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/julienne. Accessed 12 Apr. 2021.

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