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soufflé

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noun souf·flé \sü-ˈflā, ˈsü-ˌ\

Definition of soufflé

  1. :  a dish that is made from a sauce, egg yolks, beaten egg whites, and a flavoring or purée (as of seafood, fruit, or vegetables) and baked until puffed up

Examples of soufflé in a sentence

  1. a serving of chocolate soufflé

Origin and Etymology of soufflé

French, from soufflé, past participle of souffler to blow, puff up, from Old French sufler, from Latin sufflare, from sub- + flare to blow — more at blow


First Known Use: 1813


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adjective souf·flé \-ˈflād, -ˌflād\
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souffléed

Definition of soufflé

  1. :  puffed up by or in cooking

1824

First Known Use of soufflé

1824


SOUFFLÉ Defined for English Language Learners

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noun souf·flé \sü-ˈflā, ˈsü-ˌ\

Definition of soufflé for English Language Learners

  • : a food that is made with eggs, flour, and other ingredients (such as cheese, vegetables, fruit, or chocolate) and that is baked until its top rises and it becomes very light and fluffy


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