from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A poaching liquid for fish whose ingredients usually include water, vinegar or wine, diced vegetables, and seasonings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A seasoned, aromatic liquid, such as a mixture of water with wine or vinegar and spices and vegetables, used for poaching fish, meat, seafood, or vegetables.
French : court, short + bouillon, broth.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
French "short broth" (Wiktionary)