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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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British Dictionary definitions for purees

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 purees
puree
1707, from Fr. purée "pea soup" (puree de pois, 1314), perhaps from pp. of purer "to strain, cleanse," from L. purare "purify," from purus (see pure). The verb is first attested 1934, from the noun.
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