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 Red was aged in barrels that once held Tawny Port, Pinot Noir and Oloroso sherry and raspberry and cherry puree is 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 And pineapple is a frequent addition —occasionally steeped in hot water alongside the ginger, and other times added as a puree to a finished ginger preparation. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, "3 pineapple drinks to cool off this summer," 3 July 2018 Strain and puree with the garlic in a food processor, seasoning with the lime zest, half of the lime juice, and salt, pepper, and cumin. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Post-Ride Recovery Meal," 3 July 2018 An impressive standout dish, however, is the bread and bademjan ($8), a puree of seasoned eggplant charred enough to turn the dip black and give it a pronounced bitterness, smoothed by a light dose of spice and plenty of olive oil. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Eat Here First in May: 3 new restaurants to try before everybody else does," 15 May 2018 Do not brown the vegetables. 2 Add the tomato puree, seafood stock, vermouth, ¼ cup water, saffron and espelette pepper. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "2 do-ahead fish soup bases make for easy dinner parties — just add garnishes at the end," 6 Feb. 2018 The new release has a few changes, including more black raspberry puree. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "New and noted: Brunch at Salazar, Sleepy Bee Downtown open for business, ice cream beer redux," 1 Feb. 2018 Pumpkin-pecan pancakes Add 2 tsp pumpkin-pie spice to the flour mixture and ½ cup pumpkin puree to the buttermilk mixture. Redbook, "7 Pancakes to Flip For," 22 Jan. 2013 Reserve 1/2 cup kernels and add rest to food processor with ricotta, feta, mint, lemon juice, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper and puree until smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Grilled Corn and Ricotta Dip," 21 June 2018

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

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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