puree

noun
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

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 Add the chickpea puree, then stir in the artichokes and the spinach and cook until the spinach is just wilted and the artichokes have warmed through, about 2 minutes. Ellie Krieger, The Denver Post, "A quick and flavorful chickpea stew for all your busy nights ahead," 9 Sep. 2019 Add the chickpea puree, then stir in the artichokes and the spinach and cook until the spinach is just wilted and the artichokes have warmed through, about 2 minutes. Ellie Krieger, Washington Post, "A quick and flavorful chickpea stew for all your busy nights ahead," 5 Sep. 2019 In small saucepan, combine tomato puree, vinegar, molasses, brown sugar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and cumin, then stir in peach, onion, garlic, and bacon. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Peach-Bourbon BBQ Baby Backs," 5 June 2019 Thus the flautas, crispy-fried rolls stuffed with chipotle-potato puree alongside salsa verde and queso fresco (one of the menu’s half-dozen or so vegetarian options), are garnished with lettuce leaves. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Mercado Cocina brings serious Mexican food to an unlikely location," 12 Sep. 2019 So many families stock their pantry with portable, shelf-stable pouches filled with fruit puree — no spoon, no napkin, no mess. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-off: The best lunchbox fruit pouches at Bay Area markets," 9 Sep. 2019 There were flashes of easy-going deliciousness; a one-bite sphere filled with French onion soup lightened the mood after dishes such as choy sum stuffed with Thai chile paste flavored with scorched strawberry puree. Los Angeles Times, "Summer is the best time to visit Santa Monica’s modernist Dialogue," 24 Aug. 2019 Peachy Mule, $5 Made with: peach puree, lime, non-alcoholic ginger beer View MKE, 1818 N. Hubbard St., Milwaukee, has three mocktails on their drink menu, including Peachy Mule, Wildberry Lemonade and Pineapple Mojito. Grace Connatser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee doesn't have any 'sober bars,' but you can hit up the mocktail menu at these five watering holes," 2 Aug. 2019 The fish of the day, perhaps branzino, comes in parchment paper with chickpea puree, broccolini, and cherry tomatoes. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, "In a tiny spot in Chestnut Hill, Chef Ronsky is turning out a smart, traditional Italian menu," 3 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Then puree the whole thing like some kind of maniac, season with a splash of vinegar (sherry, rice wine or cider), garnish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and BLAMMO! James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 Working in batches, puree the mixture in a blender until smooth. Karoline Boehm Goodnick, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipe: Spicy watermelon gazpacho has all the elements of the classic soup — with a chile pepper," 23 July 2019 Then puree the whole thing like some kind of maniac, season with a splash of vinegar (sherry, rice wine or cider), garnish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and BLAMMO! James P. Dewan, Twin Cities, "Dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 4 June 2019 Working in batches, puree the ingredients in a blender until smooth. ExpressNews.com, "Thursday Recipe: Zucchini Potato Soup with Chicken," 28 Aug. 2019 Remove the bay leaf and then use an immersion or standing blender to puree the soup. Los Angeles Times, "A summer squash soup with a pedigree," 24 Aug. 2019 Then puree the whole thing like some kind of maniac, season with a splash of vinegar (sherry, rice wine or cider), garnish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and BLAMMO! James P. Dewan, chicagotribune.com, "4 easy dishes to make with tomatillos, plus a trick for getting those sticky husks off," 17 June 2019 Vijitha Senthilnathan likes to puree the lemon and use it as a marinade on chicken. SFChronicle.com, "A world tour of pickles in the Bay Area and how to make them," 26 July 2019 Cover with water, cook until soft and then puree the mixture. Susan Barocas, sun-sentinel.com, "Why cold soups are really Jewish," 17 July 2019

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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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