- The definition of broth is a clear and thin soup made from parts of meat and/or vegetables boiled in water.
An example of broth is chicken stock.
A bowl of noodles and carrots in broth.Licensed from iStockPhoto
Origin: Middle English and amp; OE; akin to Old High German brod: for Indo-European base see bread
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noun pl. broths
- The water in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been boiled; stock.
- A thin, clear soup based on stock, to which rice, barley, meat, or vegetables may be added.
- A liquid containing nutrients for culturing microorganisms: “[They] grew bacteria in a small flask of broth” (Horace Freeland Judson).
Origin: Middle English, from Old English; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.