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bouillon

[boo l-yon, -yuh n; French boo-yawn] /ˈbʊl yɒn, -yən; French buˈyɔ̃/
noun
1.
a clear, usually seasoned broth made by straining water in which beef, chicken, etc., has been cooked, or by dissolving a commercially prepared bouillon cube or cubes in hot water.
Origin of bouillon
1650-1660
1650-60; < French, equivalent to bouill(ir) to boil1 + -on noun suffix
Can be confused
bouillon, bullion.
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British Dictionary definitions for bouillon

bouillon

/ˈbuːjɒn/
noun
1.
a plain unclarified broth or stock
Word Origin
C18: from French, from bouillir to boil1
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Word Origin and History for bouillon
n.

1650s, from French bouillon (11c.), noun use of past participle of bouillir "to boil," from Old French bolir (see boil (v.)).

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