vichyssoise

[vish-ee-swahz, vee-shee-swahz]
noun
a cream soup of potatoes and leeks, usually served chilled and often garnished with chopped chives.

Origin:
1915–20; < French (crême) vichyssoise (cream soup) of Vichy

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vichyssoise (French viʃiswaz)
 
n
a thick soup made from leeks, potatoes, chicken stock, and cream, usually served chilled
 
[French, from (crème) Vichyssoise (glacée) (ice-cold cream) from Vichy]

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vichyssoise
1939, from Fr., in full crême vichyssoise glacée, lit. "iced cream (soup) of Vichy (see Vichy).
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Example sentences
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.
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