puree

noun
pu·​ree | \ pyu̇-ˈrā , -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

puree

verb
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

The colorful little spheres, larger than a blueberry, are made of fruit puree wrapped in a grape-like skin. Ann Trieger Kurland, BostonGlobe.com, "A healthier fruit snack for kids," 18 June 2018 Add puree, mustard powder, chile powder, cumin and salt. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Jake’s Mistake Sauce," 4 June 2018 Pour the sauce mixture into a blender and puree until smooth. Multiple Authors, House Beautiful, "'Wichcraft's Braised Short Rib Sandwich," 1 May 2010 Bloom the gelatin in a small bowl of cold water and add it to the pear puree; mix well and transfer to a bowl. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Pear Charlotte Cake," 18 Nov. 2015 In food processor, puree cream cheese with sour cream until very smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Everything Bagel Dip," 21 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, make coconut paste: In a blender or food processor, puree coconut, green chile, garlic, turmeric and cumin with remaining water to form a chunky paste. 3. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018 The White was aged in Chardonnay and Saunternes barrels with peach and apricot puree added. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "What's red, white and brewed and coming out in time for the Fourth of July? Ask Third Space.," 26 June 2018 Add 2 cups water and blend into a chunky puree, adding a little more water as needed. Max Falkowitz, WSJ, "Flake News: Fresh Coconut Is Delicious," 23 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

However, the Nutri Ninja didn't quite deliver when pureeing soups and making smoothies. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ #BL480," 30 June 2015 Sizemore recommends taking surplus roasted vegetables and pureeing them into soup. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "Meet your favorite kitchen helper: The food processor," 23 Oct. 2018 Remove cardamom pods, cool slightly and puree rhubarb mixture in blender until smooth. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sweet summer on a plate: Fruits can enhance savory dishes, too," 26 June 2018 Poliquin’s proposal also would open up the program to dried and pureed foods. Washington Post, "Congressman pushing frozen berries for fresh produce program," 9 May 2018 The combo of pureeing the sauce and the cumin and chili seasoning flavor is why people think there are beans in it. Gwynedd Stuart, Los Angeles Magazine, "Former Michiganders Are Getting Politically Active in Their Home State All the Way From L.A.," 11 June 2018 Then puree everything in a food processor until smooth. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Chef and a Recipe: Justin Uchtman of Sartre does spring vegetables," 4 June 2018 One popular vegan cooking technique uses soaked and pureed raw cashews to create a lovely, creamy sauce. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Loaded vegan nachos from David Carter (recipe, photos)," 2 May 2018 In a blender, puree the tomatoes, garlic, onion, chile powder, oregano, salt, and black pepper until smooth. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: For Cinco de Mayo, tortillas, spicy sauce, and filling are layered in pastel Azteca," 30 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of puree

Noun

1710, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for puree

Noun

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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puree

noun

English Language Learners Definition of puree

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

puree

verb

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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