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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In a Mid-City Target store on Wednesday, rainbow rows of fruit puree and veggie mush sat facing empty shelves, with little more than gallon jugs of sterile water and flats of Pedialyte where formula would normally be. Sonja Sharpstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 May 2022 On April 12, a CBP officer assigned to the World Trade Bridge in Laredo, Texas, saw a tractor trailer arriving from Mexico hauling a shipment of strawberry puree and referred it for another examination, the agency said. Holly Yan, CNN, 24 Apr. 2022 For dessert Hughes sent out a delicately crisp meringue Pavlova with mixed berries, and a crème anglaise with pear puree and rum-raisin ice cream. John Mariani, Forbes, 6 June 2022 Specials include lamb chops with mint puree, served with artichoke mashed potatoes and seasoned lemon asparagus. cleveland, 9 Apr. 2022 But with the addition of a special fruit leather tray, the process of converting fruit puree to a chewy leather took just over four hours. Rennie Dyball, PEOPLE.com, 14 June 2022 This versatile blueberry puree can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. Washington Post, 11 May 2022 Rooftop Refresher with vodka, watermelon puree, coconut and lime or the Blueberry Mint Mule with gin, blueberry puree and ginger beer. Robin Soslow, Chron, 10 May 2022 Green banana puree, a favorite ingredient with health-conscious Brazilians, helps stand in for eggs and butter. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb One method is to puree the watermelon and freeze it into ice cubes. Olivia Munson, USA TODAY, 2 July 2022 Pulse several times to combine, then increase the speed and process to puree, about 20 seconds. Michael A. Gardiner, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 June 2022 Use a handheld blender or food processor to puree yolks and avocado until smooth and creamy. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 16 Apr. 2022 To make the spinach curry: In a high-speed blender, puree the onion, ginger, garlic, green chile and ¼ cup of the reserved spinach water into a paste. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 Nov. 2021 Pass the sauce through a food mill or puree to your taste with an immersion blender right in the pan. Beth Segal, cleveland, 11 Feb. 2022 To achieve a smooth sauce, puree the tomatoes and spices before adding the beans. Washington Post, 4 Jan. 2022 Steep for 30 minutes, then puree in a blender and strain through cheesecloth. Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2021 The company claims its Smart Stick Two-Speed Immersion Blender can puree soup or a smoothie in seconds. Allen Foster, chicagotribune.com, 10 Apr. 2021 See More

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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 2022

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“Puree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puree. Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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