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 Make the pesto: In a blender, combine the basil, olive oil, water, almonds, lemon juice, garlic, nutritional yeast (if using) and salt and puree until smooth. Washington Post, "Garlicky Broccoli and Beans With Pesto," 2 Aug. 2020 This French Restaurant is known for its eccentric decor (like octopus chandeliers) and even more exotic fare, including rotten hen egg with melanosporum truffles on a mushroom and truffle puree. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "This South Carolina Hotel Was Just Named the Best in the Country," 28 July 2020 The blender includes five presets: smoothie, pulse/ice crush, puree/icy drink, mix/milkshake and stop. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best blenders of 2020," 9 July 2020 Microwave frozen cherries with 1 Tbsp water 30 seconds or until cherries have thawed; transfer to blender and puree on high until smooth, about 1 minute. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Cherry-Caramel Ice Cream Puffs," 30 Apr. 2020 The blender includes five presets: smoothie, pulse/ice crush, puree/icy drink, mix/milkshake and stop. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best blenders of 2020," 9 July 2020 Wake dad up with a steak and eggs brunch ($19) of mesquite grilled flank steak served with chipotle chimichurri, Ramona Farms tepary bean puree, Kennebec breakfast potatoes and grilled Mama Lola flour tortillas. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Father's Day 2020: 48 metro Phoenix restaurants with special deals for dine-in and takeout," 15 June 2020 The blender includes five presets: smoothie, pulse/ice crush, puree/icy drink, mix/milkshake and stop. Lesley Kennedy, CNN Underscored, "The best blenders of 2020," 9 July 2020 Add lemon juice and puree mixture using an immersion blender, food processor or blender. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Chilled soups are an easy way to add fruits and vegetables to your diet," 9 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Stop blender; add flour, cornstarch, and salt; and puree 1 minute more. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Dutch Babies," 30 Apr. 2020 Peel cucumbers and juice or finely puree them in a food processor. Sarah Choi, ELLE Decor, "These Will Be Your New Favorite Cocktails to Make at Home," 10 Apr. 2020 Using an immersion blender or stand blender (working in batches if necessary), puree about half of the soup until thickened. cleveland, "Tomato-corn chowder takes advantage of fresh summer bounty (recipe)," 3 July 2020 Use them to whip up egg whites for tiramisu, quickly create whipped cream, make smoothies, puree creamy soups, emulsify sauces, and much more. Popular Science, "Immersion blenders could change the way you eat fruits and veggies," 18 Oct. 2019 Canned pumpkin means that there’s no need to open, clean, cut, and puree a pumpkin, leaving you more time to concentrate on the other meal courses. The Editors, Field & Stream, "3 Reasons Pumpkin Pie is the Best Dessert," 3 Apr. 2020 Metal parts are breaking off machines that mix, chop and puree ingredients. Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post, "Processed meat recalls rise dramatically as consumers bite down on metal, plastic and glass," 23 Dec. 2019 In a small food processor, puree the garlic with ½ cup cold water. Popular Science, "Basturma, baby! Make your own Armenian charcuterie.," 17 Mar. 2020 For the serious home chefs out there, the Breville is the answer to all of your mincing, pureeing, and kneading needs. Gabrielle Hondorp, Popular Mechanics, "The 6 Best Food Processors of 2020," 2 Mar. 2020

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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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12 Aug 2020

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“Puree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puree. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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puree

noun
How to pronounce puree (audio)

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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