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 Servers wheeled in a large silver tureen filled with steaming-hot broth. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2022 Search your cookware for a wine chiller or soup tureen. Marni Jameson, orlandosentinel.com, 17 Sep. 2021 And it was tied to a spell that Agatha had taught her early in the series, where a gravy tureen had shattered, and Agatha taught her this very basic binding spell. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 1 June 2021 My Regency-era china cabinet, next to luncheon plates and a soup tureen? Mackenzie Chung Fegan, Bon Appétit, 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, 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, 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, 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, 26 Oct. 2019 See More

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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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“Tureen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tureen. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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

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

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