[brawth, broth]
thin soup of concentrated meat or fish stock.
water that has been boiled with meat, fish, vegetables, or barley.
Bacteriology. a liquid medium containing nutrients suitable for culturing microorganisms.
broth of a boy, a sturdy youth.

before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Norse broth, Old High German brod; akin to brew

brothy, adjective Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
broth (brɒθ)
1.  a soup made by boiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc, in water
2.  another name for stock
[Old English broth; related to Old Norse broth, Old High German brod, German brodeln to boil; see brew]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. broþ, from P.Gmc. *bruthan (cf. O.H.G. *brod), from verb root *bhreue- "to heat, boil, bubble, liquid in which something has been boiled" (cf. O.E. breowan "to brew;" see brew). Picked up from Germanic by the Romanic and Celtic languages.
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Idioms & Phrases


see too many cooks spoil the broth.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
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Example sentences
But the soup was incredible: a combination of salmon, haddock, and shrimp in a
  slightly sweet creamy broth.
Roast meatballs at the same time, pour in broth, and you have soup straight
  from the oven.
These dumplings can either be served alone, with butter and sour cream, or in a
  soup broth.
Place chicken breasts in shallow soup bowl, garnish with vegetables, and pour a
  little of the broth over the top.
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