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vichyssoise

[vish-ee-swahz, vee-shee-swahz] /ˌvɪʃ iˈswɑz, ˈvi ʃiˌswɑz/
noun
1.
a cream soup of potatoes and leeks, usually served chilled and often garnished with chopped chives.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; < French (crême) vichyssoise (cream soup) of Vichy
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  • Chilled vichyssoise decorated with bright blue borage flowers.
  • Typical of the refined cuisine are vichyssoise, fresh vegetable flan, and many savory meat and fresh-fish offerings.
  • If you have the perfect recipe for vichyssoise, you don't monkey with it.
British Dictionary definitions for vichyssoise

vichyssoise

/French viʃiswaz/
noun
1.
a thick soup made from leeks, potatoes, chicken stock, and cream, usually served chilled
Word Origin
French, from (crème) Vichyssoise (glacée) (ice-cold cream) from Vichy
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Word Origin and History for vichyssoise
n.

1939, French, in full crême vichyssoise glacée, literally "iced cream (soup) of Vichy" (see Vichy).

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