julienned

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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