Avgolemono meaning

ävgə-lĕmə-nō
A soup typically consisting of chicken broth, orzo or rice, and often meat, to which eggs and lemon juice are added.
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A Greek soup of lemon juice and beaten eggs blended into a meat stock, containing rice, noodles, etc.
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A sauce of lemon juice, beaten eggs, and meat stock.
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A family of Mediterranean sauces and soups made with egg and lemon juice mixed with broth.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
avgolemono
Plural:
avgolemonos

Origin of avgolemono

  • Modern 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 ōia) (pl. of ōion egg awi- in Indo-European roots) lemóni lemon (from Italian limone) (from Old Italian lemon)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Greek αυγολέμονο (avgolémono), from αυγό (avgó, “egg”) + λεμόνι (lemóni, “lemon”).

    From Wiktionary