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purée

[pyoo-rey, -ree, pyoo r-ey] /pyʊˈreɪ, -ˈri, ˈpyʊər eɪ/
noun
1.
a cooked food, especially a vegetable or fruit, that has been put through a sieve, blender, or the like.
2.
a soup made with ingredients that have been puréed.
verb (used with object), puréed, puréeing.
3.
to make a purée of.
Also, puree.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < French, noun use of feminine past participle of purer to strain, literally, make pure; see pure
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Examples from the web for pureed
  • Anonymity is guaranteed, pseudonyms are welcome, and identifying details are always pureed.
  • Pour the pureed beets into a medium bowl and add the remaining chopped beets.
  • Applesauce or pureed dried plums offer moistness as a replacement for butter in some cakes.
  • If stronger flavor is desired, the mixture can be pureed in a blender and fine-strained to remove pulp.
  • Sweet potatoes of all sizes and shapes will be used to make a new pureed food ingredient.
  • It was observed the pureed salad with dressing on the test tray looked different than what residents had been served for lunch.
  • Start with pureed vegetables and later introduce fruits smoothly pureed.
  • If a liquid or pureed diet does not work, you may need surgery to insert a feeding tube.
  • Thicken soups by adding pureed beans, sprinkle beans on salads, and consider adding beans to stews and spaghetti sauce.
British Dictionary definitions for pureed

puree

/ˈpuːrɪ/
noun
1.
an unleavened flaky Indian bread, that is deep-fried in ghee and served hot
Word Origin
Hindi

purée

/ˈpjʊəreɪ/
noun
1.
a smooth thick pulp of cooked and sieved fruit, vegetables, meat, or fish
verb -rées, -réeing, -réed
2.
(transitive) to make (cooked foods) into a purée
Word Origin
C19: from French purer to purify
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Word Origin and History for pureed

puree

n.

1934, from puree (n.). Related: Pureed.

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