from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A clear soup made of strained meat or vegetable stock, served hot or as a cold jelly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a clear broth made from reduced meat or vegetable stock, served either hot as a soup or chilled as a jelly

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A clear soup or bouillion boiled down so as to be very rich.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A strong, clear soup, containing the nutritive properties of the meat, extracted by long and slow cooking.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. clear soup usually of beef or veal or chicken


French, from past participle of consommer, to use up, from Latin cōnsummāre, to finish; see consummate.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowed from French. (Wiktionary)


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