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 Returning to the menu: The Run Run Rudolph, crafted with gin, Prosecco, mulled wine puree, lemon and cane syrup; and the Christmapolitan, crafted with vodka, elderflower, dry vermouth, spiced cranberry sauce, rosemary, lime and an absinthe mist. al, "Miracle, the Christmas cocktail popup bar, is headed back to Birmingham," 18 Nov. 2019 Though a bit of tropical fruit puree or some muddled berries probably wouldn’t be too bad either. Alex Delany, Bon Appétit, "Wait, Which Canned Cocktails Are Actually Good?," 14 Nov. 2019 Mixed with mezcal, watermelon puree, jalapeno, lime and agave syrup, the $15 cocktail was birthed during the peak of the popular Netflix series' third season. Khanh T.l. Tran, The Hollywood Reporter, "Drink and Dish: Jessica Alba's Favorite Tequila, Cocktails Inspired by 'The Kitchen' and 'Stranger Things'," 22 Aug. 2019 Transfer mixture to food processor with lemon zest and puree, gradually adding 1 tablespoon oil until completely smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Salmon with Grilled Eggplant and Chickpea Croutons," 9 Aug. 2019 Stir in the potatoes, whole beans and bean purees, and vegetable stock. Wolfgang Puck, Twin Cities, "Wolfgang Puck: Are you enjoying an overabundant summer harvest? Put it in your soup pot!," 31 July 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, 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb One of the least fussy strategies is to puree any of these to incorporate into soup. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to use Thanksgiving leftovers," 22 Nov. 2019 And there may be discounting of bad lots, such as the 88 cent cling peaches that all turn out to have pits that fragment, making canning or pureeing them a nightmare. Edward Lotterman, Twin Cities, "Real World Economics: A jelly maker’s economic dilemmas," 22 Sep. 2019 Blend cantaloupe with yogurt and freeze it into sherbet, or puree it with orange juice and mint to make a refreshing soup. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Top 34 bestselling 'fruit' drinks for kids deemed unhealthy," 16 Oct. 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 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

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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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The first known use of puree was in 1710

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“Puree.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puree?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=puree001. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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puree

noun
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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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