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broth

[brawth, broth] /brɔθ, brɒθ/
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
1000
before 1000; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Old Norse broth, Old High German brod; akin to brew
Related forms
brothy, adjective
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  • It is also used in brothy soups together with chicken, potatoes, and other vegetables.
British Dictionary definitions for brothy

broth

/brɒθ/
noun
1.
a soup made by boiling meat, fish, vegetables, etc, in water
2.
another name for stock (sense 19)
Word Origin
Old English broth; related to Old Norse broth, Old High German brod, German brodeln to boil; see brew
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Word Origin and History for brothy

broth

n.

Old English broþ, from Proto-Germanic *bruthan (cf. Old High German *brod), from verb root *bhreue- "to heat, boil, bubble; liquid in which something has been boiled" (cf. Old English breowan "to brew;" see brew (v.)). Picked up from Germanic by the Romanic and Celtic languages.

The Irishism broth of a boy, which is in Byron, was "thought to originate from the Irish Broth, passion -- Brotha passionate, spirited ..." [Farmer], and if so is not immediately related.

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