broth of boy

broth

[brawth, broth]
noun
1.
thin soup of concentrated meat or fish stock.
2.
water that has been boiled with meat, fish, vegetables, or barley.
3.
Bacteriology. a liquid medium containing nutrients suitable for culturing microorganisms.
Idioms
4.
broth of a boy, a sturdy youth.

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

brothy, adjective
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broth (brɒθ)
 
n
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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broth
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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