avgolemono

avgolemono

[ahv-goh-lem-uh-noh; Greek ahv-gaw-le-maw-naw]
noun Greek Cookery.
a soup or sauce made with beaten eggs, lemon juice, and usually chicken broth.

Origin:
1960–65; Modern Greek augolémono, equivalent to augó, abgó egg (pronunciation avγó), classical Greek tò ōión the egg, plural tà ōiá (cf. oo-), altered by fusion of article and noun, v and γ filling vocalic hiatus, merger of singular and plural forms, and separation of the article as t’ + -lemono variant (in compounds) of lemóni lemon < Italian limonePersian; see lemon

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avgolemono (ˌævɡəˈlɛmənəʊ)
 
n
a Greek soup made with eggs, lemon juice, and rice
 
[C20: from Modern Greek]

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Main Entry:  avgolemono
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a Greek chicken-stock soup with egg yolks, lemon, and sometimes rice
Etymology:  Greek for 'egg-lemon soup'
Usage:  cooking
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