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julienne

[joo-lee-en; French zhy-lyen] /ˌdʒu liˈɛn; French ʒüˈlyɛn/
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 of julienne
1835-1845
1835-45; < French, generic use of Julienne woman's name
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julienne

/ˌdʒuːlɪˈɛn/
adjective
1.
(of vegetables) cut into thin shreds
noun
2.
a clear consommé to which a mixture of such vegetables has been added
Word Origin
French, from name Jules, Julien, or Julienne
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Word Origin and History for julienne
n.

kind of clear soup, 1841, from French, literally "(soup made) in the manner of Julien," the proper name, from an otherwise unknown cook. Related: Julienned.

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