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

Alternatively, puree soup in batches in a blender or food processor. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Silky Sweet Corn Soup with Indian Coconut-Cilantro Chutney," 11 July 2018 When time is finally up, Ramsay presents a marinated steak of cauliflower dusted in vadouvan spice and paired with a garlic, onion, chickpea, and tomato puree. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Madelaine Petsch Forced Gordon Ramsey To Cook Vegan & The Results Were Disastrous," 11 June 2018 Add the beans, cumin, coriander, and olive oil and puree until very smooth. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, "Prepare several mezze plates for this rehearsal dinner, which won’t cost a crazy amount of money," 4 June 2018 Daily breakfast items will include a wrap, BLT, sweet potato hash, Rancheros, PB&J toast and avocado toast, and Yetta's Shakshuka (farm fresh eggs baked over a bed of stewed tomatoes, spinach, peppers, onion and garlic in a cumin tomato puree). Joyce Smith, kansascity, "The Mixx owner to open new Prairie Village restaurant this month | The Kansas City Star," 7 Mar. 2018 In a food processor, puree peas, crème fraîche, olive oil, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Cheryl Slocum, Country Living, "Crème Fraîche-and-Pea Deviled Eggs," 14 May 2011 Transfer the fruit, with all the juice, and the rest of the sugar to a food processor and whiz to a puree. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "No-cook strawberry ice cream is a game-changer for summer," 26 June 2018 The Beehive’s Quimbara cocktail made with guava puree, Aperol, lime and Santa Teresa 1796 rum. Maggie Hoffman, San Francisco Chronicle, "Can the new Beehive bar rekindle the old cocktail magic of Range?," 22 May 2018 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place Pringles, flour, baking soda, and spices in a food processor, and puree until the consistency of corn meal; set aside. 2. Lauren Oster, Redbook, "Adventures in Christmas Baking: Kringle-Spiced Pringles Cookies," 20 Dec. 2010

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Remove the bay leaves and puree the beans with a hand blender or in a blender. Ellise Pierce, star-telegram, "Hearty soups with some French flair for winter? Oui, oui," 16 Jan. 2018 Set aside approximately ¼ of the soup and puree the rest of the soup using an immersion blender or carefully transferring to a standard blender. Philly.com, "Healthy family recipe: Indian spiced spring soup," 30 Mar. 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

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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)

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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