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

  • n. A clear thin broth made typically by simmering beef or chicken in water with seasonings.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A clear seasoned broth made by simmering usually light meat, such as beef or chicken.
  • n. An excrescence on a horse's frush or frog.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A nutritious liquid food made by boiling beef, or other meat, in water; a clear soup or broth.
  • n. An excrescence on a horse's frush or frog.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of clear soup, consisting of the strained liquid from a slow and prolonged boiling of meat (usually beef) in the piece and sometimes whole vegetables.
  • n. In farriery, an excrescence of flesh in a wound; proud flesh.
  • n. A puff on a lady's dress; a puffed fold of the same material.

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

  • n. a clear seasoned broth


French, from Old French, from boulir, to boil, from Latin bullīre, from bulla, bubble.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested 1656, from French bouillon, from the verb bouillir ("to boil"), from Old French boillir, from Latin bullīre, present active infinitive of bulliō ("I bubble, boil"), from bulla ("bubble"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Proud flesh.

    March 18, 2014

  • Excrescence on a horse's frush...I prefer powder rather than cubes. You?

    March 18, 2014

  • Nothing like beef in cubes.

    December 2, 2006