julienne

[joo-lee-en; French zhy-lyen]
adjective
1.
(of food, especially vegetables) cut into thin strips or small, matchlike pieces.
noun
2.
a clear soup garnished, before serving, with julienne vegetables.
verb (used with object), julienned, julienning.
3.
to cut (something, especially a vegetable) into thin strips or small, matchlike pieces: I spent a half hour julienning the carrots.

Origin:
1835–45; < French, generic use of Julienne woman's name

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julienne (ˌdʒuːlɪˈɛn)
 
adj
1.  (of vegetables) cut into thin shreds
 
n
2.  a clear consommé to which a mixture of such vegetables has been added
 
[French, from name Jules, Julien, or Julienne]

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julienne
"kind of clear soup," 1841, from Fr., lit. "(soup made) in the manner of Julien," the proper name, from an otherwise unknown cook.
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Example sentences
Sol ordered the halibut with buttered peas and julienne potatoes.
The house signature dish is homemade noodles prepared with diverse sauces including mixed, fresh julienne vegetables.
Process the potatoes, using the julienne blade of a food processor.
Julienne ham and sage, place in small bowl and mix together.
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