pu·​ree | \ pyu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce puree (audio) , -ˈrē \
variants: or purée

Definition of puree

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a paste or thick liquid suspension usually made from cooked food ground finely
2 : a thick soup made of pureed vegetables


variants: or purée
pureed or puréed; pureeing or puréeing

Definition of puree (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to make a puree of

Examples of puree in a Sentence

Noun a spoonful of apple puree a puree of sweet potatoes and carrots Verb She used a blender to puree the soup.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Scallops — given a sifting of dehydrated porcini mushroom powder — came atop a raft of apple-cauliflower puree bolstered with sundried cherries and pancetta, making for a savory, Thanksgiving kind of complement. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, 3 July 2021 The mixture contained two cups of ginger ale, 28 ounces of pumpkin puree, eight cups of apple juice, one cup of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, and one cup of rum. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al, 29 June 2021 Memories of that night will sound like cliches now: The startling, direct earthiness of fava puree enriched with good olive oil and lightened with lemon, the smoke that clung to swordfish seared with inky grill marks. Los Angeles Times, 20 June 2021 She's blended together a week-old zucchini, a carrot and some potato, and pretends that spoonfuls of the puree are airplanes whizzing into her baby's mouth. CNN, 10 May 2021 Murphy turned in pan-seared monkfish served over cauliflower puree and topped with a fish sauce caramel infused with lemongrass and ginger. Cheryl V. Jackson, The Indianapolis Star, 24 June 2021 Put rhubarb, 1 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon lemongrass puree, 2 teaspoons lemon rind and 1/4 teaspoon salt into a large saucepan. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 16 June 2021 Meanwhile, in a mini food processor, puree feta and yogurt until smooth. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2021 This recipe has a few more elements, but two of them — the cranberry compote and caramelized banana puree — are optional. Washington Post, 12 June 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Cool briefly and then use an immersion blender to puree the mixture. Beth Segal, cleveland, 25 June 2021 Using a powerful blender (such as a Vitamix) to puree the mixture will eliminate the need to strain, saving on cleanup and retaining more insoluble fiber. Rachel Boller, chicagotribune.com, 18 Apr. 2021 In a food processor, puree the bananas and peels until smooth. Washington Post, 22 Apr. 2021 Make dressing: In a mini blender or food processor, puree all dressing ingredients, until smooth, adding 1 tablespoon water at a time to adjust consistency and seasoning with salt and pepper to taste. Kate Merker, Good Housekeeping, 17 Mar. 2021 In a blender, puree the orange, juice, soy sauce, ginger, and sugar until smooth. BostonGlobe.com, 20 Apr. 2021 Could the Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender really puree your soup in seconds? Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2021 Use it to puree silky smooth soups right in the pot without dirtying your blender. Lizzy Briskin, chicagotribune.com, 14 Apr. 2021 Using a stick blender, puree the soup until smooth. Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of puree


1710, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for puree


French purée, from Middle French, from feminine of puré, past participle of purer to purify, strain, from Latin purare to purify, from purus

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20 Jul 2021

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“Puree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puree. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of puree

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a thick liquid made by crushing usually cooked food (such as fruits or vegetables)



English Language Learners Definition of puree (Entry 2 of 2)

: to crush (food) until it is a thick liquid : to make a puree of (food)

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