consommé

consommé

[kon-suh-mey, kon-suh-mey]
noun
a clear soup made by boiling meat or chicken, bones, vegetables, etc., to extract their nutritive properties: served hot or jellied.

Origin:
1805–15; < French, noun use of consommé, past participle of consommer to finish < Latin consummāre to add up, finish; see consummate


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consommé (kənˈsɒmeɪ, ˈkɒnsɒˌmeɪ, French kɔ̃sɔme)
 
n
a clear soup made from meat or chicken stock
 
[C19: from French, from consommer to finish, use up, from Latin consummāre; so called because all the goodness of the meat goes into the liquid]

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consomme
1815, from Fr. consommé, noun use of pp. of consommer, from L. consummare "to complete" (see consummation).
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