tu·​reen | \ tə-ˈrēn How to pronounce tureen (audio) , tyu̇- \

Definition of tureen

1 : a deep and usually covered bowl from which foods (such as soup) are served

Examples of tureen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My Regency-era china cabinet, next to luncheon plates and a soup tureen? Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, "Stackable Wine Glasses Mean You’ll Never Serve Zweigelt in a Jam Jar Again," 17 Dec. 2020 Apropos to the coronavirus, Koopman Rare Art offers a 225-ounce silver soup tureen and stand from 1799 made by Paul Storr and retailed by the royal goldsmith firm Rundell Bridge & Rundell. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "Art for Sale in Maastricht: Quality, Quality, Quality," 11 Mar. 2020 Thus the fried calamari, tender and crisp, glides to the table as if on a barge, and the soup of the day (lentil is especially soothing) could fill a tureen. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Filomena takes generosity to the extreme," 10 Oct. 2019 Don’t feel guilty about breaking up a china set: Soup tureens and teacups can be repurposed as beautiful containers for plants. Jura Koncius, Washington Post, "Five fresh ideas for the family china nobody wants," 2 Oct. 2019 A few months ago, a woman reached out to the foundation to donate a tureen that belonged to Harrison, offering it to the museum, Meyers said. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Missing for decades, Revolutionary War sword rescued from auction," 26 Oct. 2019 Other major purchases by Hawley include an 18th-century Rococo silver tureen designed by French silversmith Juste-Aurele Meissonnier. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "Remembering Henry Hawley: Cleveland Museum of Art decorative arts curator with amazing eye for excellence," 25 Aug. 2019 It was known for family-style eating at tables laden with tureens of Taix’s famed soup and salad, and platters of fruit and cheese. Los Angeles Times, "Taix restaurant, an L.A. institution, is sold to a luxury apartment builder," 22 Aug. 2019 Our biggest problem was table space, with copper tureens, silver tins, plates, beer bottles and water glasses moved like jigsaw puzzle pieces as new courses arrived. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Review: Bombay Darbar brings some new flavor (Indian) to Las Olas," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of tureen

circa 1706, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tureen

French terrine, from Middle French, from feminine of terrin of earth, from Vulgar Latin *terrinus, from Latin terra earth — more at terrace entry 1

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The first known use of tureen was circa 1706

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30 Dec 2020

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“Tureen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tureen. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of tureen

: a deep bowl with a cover that is used for serving food (such as soup)


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: a deep bowl from which food (as soup) is served

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