- a Greek soup of lemon juice and beaten eggs blended into a meat stock, containing rice, noodles, etc.
- a sauce of lemon juice, beaten eggs, and meat stock
Origin of avgolemonoModern Greek ; from augon, egg + lem?nion, lemon
A soup typically consisting of chicken broth, orzo or rice, and often meat, to which eggs and lemon juice are added.
Origin of avgolemonoModern Greek avgolémono : avgó, egg (back-formation from pl. avgá, back-formation from t’avgá, the eggs, contraction of *ta ogá : ta, neuter pl. definite article + *ogá, eggs + from Greek &omacron;ia, pl. of &omacron;ion, egg; see awi- in Indo-European roots) + lemóni, lemon (from Italian limone, from Old Italian; see lemon).
From Greek αυγολέμονο (avgolémono), from αυγό (avgó, “egg”) + λεμόνι (lemóni, “lemon”).