vi·​chys·​soise ˌvi-shē-ˈswäz How to pronounce vichyssoise (audio)
: a soup typically made of pureed leeks or onions and potatoes, cream, and chicken stock and usually served cold

Examples of vichyssoise in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For starters, order a garden pea vichyssoise (soup), endive and asparagus salad or oeufs en meurette (a French poached egg dish). Abby Hamblin, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Mar. 2024 In this case, Mukha, a port city in Yemen that handled coffee shipments in the 18th century. Other toponyms include vichyssoise, from Vichy, France; Tabasco peppers from the Mexican city; bialy from Bialystok, Poland; and lima beans from Lima, Peru (not Lima, Ohio). Kim Severson, New York Times, 7 Mar. 2023 Up first: vichyssoise, bison rib-eye, spice cake. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Mar. 2023 There’s no point in hating on vichyssoise, that perfectly delicious cold summer puree of potatoes and leeks. Mallory Arnold, Outside Online, 8 Feb. 2023 Fifty-two of the nuns’ fellow sisters succumbed to food poisoning from a tainted batch of vichyssoise, so the few left standing are holding a variety show to raise enough money to pull the dead nuns out of cold storage and bury them. San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Jan. 2022 Behold the most luxurious soup in town, a warm vichyssoise buoyed with pureed cauliflower and a hint of truffle oil. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 19 Dec. 2022 The most luxurious soup in town might be Joy’s warm vichyssoise. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2022 As if Meghan and Harry were coming over for vichyssoise and tomato aspic. Ali Wentworth, Town & Country, 8 May 2022

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Word History


French, from feminine of vichyssois of Vichy, from Vichy, France

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vichyssoise was in 1935

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“Vichyssoise.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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