American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To rub through a strainer or process (food) in a blender.
- n. Food prepared by straining or blending.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of broth or soup consisting of meat, fish, or vegetables boiled to a pulp, and passed through a sieve. The ordinary pea-soup is a familiar example.
- n. A dessert made of crushed fruit, sweetened and flavored with some cordial or orange- or lemon-juice.
- n. A food that has been ground or crushed into a thick liquid (e.g. tomato sauce is generally a puree).
- v. transitive, cooking To crush or grind food into a purée.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A dish made by boiling any article of food to a pulp and rubbing it through a sieve; ; especially, a soup the thickening of which is so treated.
- v. rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
- n. food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender
- French purée. (Wiktionary)
- From French, purée, from Old French, from feminine past participle of purer, to strain, clean, from Latin pūrāre, to purify, from pūrus, clean; see peuə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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