- a thick, moist, smooth-textured form of cooked vegetables, fruits, etc., usually made by pressing the pulp through a sieve or by whipping it in a blender or food processor
- a thick, smooth soup made with this
Origin of puréeFrench purée from Old French purer, to strain from Classical Latin purare, to purify from purus, pure
transitive verb-·réed′ or -·reed′, -·rée′ing or -·ree′ing
transitive verbpu·réed, pu·rée·ing, pu·rées, or pu·reed pu·ree·ing pu·rees
Origin of pureeFrom 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.
(countable and uncountable, plural purÃ©es)
- A food that has been ground or crushed into a thick liquid (e.g. tomato sauce is generally a puree).
(third-person singular simple present purÃ©es, present participle purÃ©eing, simple past and past participle purÃ©ed)
- (cooking) To crush or grind food into a purÃ©e.