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

  • transitive v. To rub through a strainer or process (food) in a blender.
  • n. Food prepared by straining or blending.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A food that has been ground or crushed into a thick liquid (e.g. tomato sauce is generally a puree).
  • v. To crush or grind food into a purée.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

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

  • v. rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender
  • n. food prepared by cooking and straining or processed in a blender


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)
French purée. (Wiktionary)


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