fumet

fumet

[fyoo-mit]
noun
a stock made by simmering fish, chicken, game, etc., in water, wine, or in both, often boiled down to concentrate the flavor and used as a flavoring.
Also, fumette [fyoo-met] .


Origin:
1715–25; < French: fumes, odor of wine or meat, derivative of Middle French fumer to smoke, expose to fumes

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fumet1 (fjuːˈmɛt)
 
n
a strong-flavoured liquor from cooking fish, meat, or game: used to flavour sauces
 
[French, literally: aroma]

fumet2 (ˈfjuːmət)
 
n
archaic (often plural) the dropping of a deer
 
[C16 fewmet: probably via Old French from Latin fimāre to spread dung on, from fimus dung]

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