American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The water in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been boiled; stock.
- n. A thin, clear soup based on stock, to which rice, barley, meat, or vegetables may be added.
- n. A liquid containing nutrients for culturing microorganisms: "[They] grew bacteria in a small flask of broth” ( Horace Freeland Judson).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Liquor in which flesh is boiled and macerated, usually with certain vegetables to give it a better relish. In Scotland the name is seldom used except when pot-barley forms one of the ingredients.
- See brath.
- n. uncountable Water in which food (meat or vegetable etc) has been boiled.
- n. countable A soup made from broth and other ingredients such as vegetables, herbs or diced meat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Liquid in which flesh (and sometimes other substances, as barley or rice) has been boiled; thin or simple soup.
- n. liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces
- n. a thin soup of meat or fish or vegetable stock
- Middle English broth, from Old English broþ ("broth"). Akin to Old English breowan ("to brew"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_ -- Speaking of broth, people in Devon say a _few broth_ in place of a little, or some broth.”
“In fact, I commend it here to you: red quinoa cooked in broth (mushroom broth is favored; other broths will do) with pecans and dried sour cherries.”
“Attuned to the try/fail cycle of plot, understanding that the broth is an attempt to solve the narrative problem, we understand also that the chips in the head are to be read as a part of this story.”
“When the broth is heated, add the broccoli and cook.”
“Soup: The chicken broth is served in a teapot so it remains piping hot for longer.”
“Distinguished food historian Diana Kennedy 's "Oaxaca al Gusto" includes plenty of relatively simple recipes (a hearty, cilantro-spiked chicken soup, for instance) but also more arcane ones (turtle eggs in broth, stone soup and wasp-nest sauce comes to mind).”
“The more complex mole de olla, with chile guajillo and ancho seasoned broth, is a regular favorite, too.”
“I can tell you that 2 hours into it, the broth is so friggin 'delicious!”
“I used the broth from the mussels in order to finish it off (nothing like a little cross-pollination.)”
“He had never used corn cobs in broth but was interested to try it.”
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