Origin of brothMiddle English and OE; akin to Old High German brod: for Indo-European base see bread
A bowl of noodles and carrots in broth.
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.
- 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: inoculated the broth with bacteria.
Origin of brothMiddle English from Old English; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural broths)
- On an islet in the lake stands a ruined "broth" or round tower.
- The clear broth held a tangy, rich flavor, like spiced butter.
- Evelyn poured clear, steaming broth into a bowl beside her plate.
- They use much pottage made of coal-wort, which they call kail, sometimes broth of decorticated barley.
- In one, Haffkine employs the toxins obtained by growing plague bacilli in broth for five or six weeks, and then heating the whole to 65° or 70° C. so as to destroy the bacilli.