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

In a blender, working in batches, puree the remaining tomatoes, cucumbers, bell and habanero peppers, and onion, transferring the pureed mixture to the bowl. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Habanero Gazpacho," 12 June 2019 With the machine running, stream in 3 tablespoons water and puree until the sauce is thick and creamy. Christopher Kimball, BostonGlobe.com, "Recipes: A hearty Father’s Day menu, starring steak," 12 June 2019 Specialty mimosas round out the list including an oversize mimosa made with strawberry boba, strawberry puree and prosecco. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "This new Phoenix restaurant has the biggest Bloody Mary bar in Arizona," 7 June 2019 Meanwhile, in a blender, puree shallot, basil, oil, vinegar, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper until smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "White Bean and Tuna Salad with Basil Vinaigrette," 7 June 2019 The ale was brewed with burgundy wine yeast, blood orange juice and zest, and fresh strawberry puree. Grace Dickinson, https://www.inquirer.com, "The six summery drinks you need to try in Philadelphia this season," 6 June 2019 Try the Mediterranean restaurant’s frozen apricot version with rose wine, white rum, fruit puree and mint and basil. Josie Sexton, The Know, "10 frozen treats to try around Denver this summer," 3 June 2019 Meanwhile, in a blender, puree avocado, lime juice, oil, cilantro stems, 2 Tbsp cilantro leaves, 2 Tbsp water, and pinch salt until smooth, adding more water if needed. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos," 20 May 2019 Some of the garlicky puree is used to season the tomato base before the fish is added. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "2 do-ahead fish soup bases make for easy dinner parties — just add garnishes at the end," 6 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

In batches, puree the soup in a blender; season with salt and pepper. Daniel Boulud, ELLE Decor, "Recipe: Pumpkin Soup With Asian Flair," 12 Oct. 2017 However, the Nutri Ninja didn't quite deliver when pureeing soups and making smoothies. The Good Housekeeping Institute, Good Housekeeping, "Nutri Ninja with Auto-iQ #BL480," 30 June 2015 Sizemore recommends taking surplus roasted vegetables and pureeing them into soup. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "Meet your favorite kitchen helper: The food processor," 23 Oct. 2018 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

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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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