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pu·​ree pyu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce puree (audio)
variants or purée
: a paste or thick liquid suspension usually made from cooked food ground finely
: a thick soup made of pureed vegetables


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variants or purée
pureed or puréed; pureeing or puréeing

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
Thanks to an electronic touchpad control, users are given the choice of seven preset functions: stir, chop, mix, ice crush, pulse, food processor, and puree. Jack Byram, Better Homes & Gardens, 11 Apr. 2024 Measure out 1/3 cup blueberry puree, and set aside. Pam Lolley, Southern Living, 30 Mar. 2024 Jake served beef Wellington with maple butter parsnip puree paired with butternut squash soup. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 26 Mar. 2024 Flavors include out-of-the-box options, such as: Korean beef bulgogi with avocado puree and kimchi. Heidi Finley, Charlotte Observer, 22 Mar. 2024 Weighing about 17 lbs., Hallie still has a feeding tube but is learning to eat purees and will eventually eat by mouth. Wendy Grossman Kantor, Peoplemag, 5 Mar. 2024 Add the garlic, Parmesan cheese, sour cream and milk and puree until smooth. Bethany Thayer, Detroit Free Press, 30 Mar. 2024 Full-fat Greek yogurt is whisked together with a puree of seeded, roasted jalapeños (yes, including the skin), fresh dill and garlic. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Mar. 2024 Director: Imtiaz Ali Music: A. R. Rahman Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Parineeti Chopra Do Patti Release Date: TBC Logline: The film is set to take viewers on a thrilling and unpredictable roller coaster ride, with the perfect puree of suspense, emotion and drama like never before. Patrick Brzeski, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Feb. 2024
Simmered in chicken or vegetable broth or stock — alongside onion, garlic and butter — until tender, the entire pot gets pureed with an immersion blender until smooth. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2024 Food writer and recipe wiz Kristen Hartke originally tweaked the source recipe from J. Kenji López-Alt at Serious Eats, which called for a high-powered blender (such as a Vitamix) that could heat as well as puree the soup. Becky Krystal, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Stage one foods are single-ingredient foods that are pureed to a thin, smooth consistency. Laura Denby, Parents, 29 Feb. 2024 The watermelon can be balled and pureed, and the filling made and set in the crust a day in advance. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 16 July 2023 Some of my favorite soup recipes call for pureeing by transferring the mixture to a jar blender or food processor. Becky Krystal, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Add one can’s worth to the soup and puree the second to use as a fast thickener. Flavor boosters. Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 Use a blender or immersion blender to puree your soup. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 19 Jan. 2024 Once the lentils are tender, cauliflower florets are added to cook until soft, then the mixture is pureed until smooth. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History



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

First Known Use


1710, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of puree was in 1710

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Cite this Entry

“Puree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puree. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 noun
pu·​ree pyu̇-ˈrā How to pronounce puree (audio) -ˈrē How to pronounce puree (audio)
: a paste or thick liquid usually made by rubbing cooked food through a sieve
: a thick soup having pureed vegetables as a base


2 of 2 verb
pureed; pureeing
: to boil soft and then rub through a sieve

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