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[suh-preem, -preym, soo-] /səˈprim, -ˈpreɪm, sʊ-/
noun
1.
suprême (def 3).

suprême

[suh-preem, -preym, soo-; French sy-prem] /səˈprim, -ˈpreɪm, sʊ-; French süˈprɛm/
noun
1.
Also called sauce suprême. a velouté made with a rich chicken stock.
2.
Also called suprême de volaille. a dish prepared or served with this sauce, especially boned chicken breast.
3.
Also, supreme.
  1. a bowl or the like designed for the serving of cold foods in an inner container that is nestled in cracked ice.
  2. a dessert or appetizer served in such a container.
Origin
< French < Latin suprēmus supreme1
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British Dictionary definitions for supremes

supreme

/sʊˈpriːm; sjʊ-/
adjective
1.
of highest status or power: a supreme tribunal
2.
(usually prenominal) of highest quality, importance, etc: supreme endeavour
3.
greatest in degree; extreme: supreme folly
4.
(prenominal) final or last, esp being last in one's life or progress; ultimate: the supreme judgment
Derived Forms
supremely, adverb
supremeness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin suprēmus highest, from superus that is above, from super above

suprême

/sʊˈpriːm; -ˈprɛm; sjʊ-/
noun
1.
Also called suprême sauce. a rich velouté sauce made with a base of veal or chicken stock, with cream or egg yolks added
2.
the best or most delicate part of meat, esp the breast and wing of chicken, cooked in suprême sauce
Word Origin
French: supreme
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Word Origin and History for supremes

supreme

adj.

1520s, from Middle French suprême, from Latin supremus "highest," superlative of superus "situated above," from super "above" (see super-). Supreme Being first attested 1690s; Supreme Court is from 1709.

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