Broth meaning

brôth, brŏth
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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.

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The water in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been boiled; stock.
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A thin, clear soup based on stock, to which rice, barley, meat, or vegetables may be added.
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A liquid containing nutrients for culturing microorganisms.

Inoculated the broth with bacteria.

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A clear, thin soup made by boiling meat, or sometimes cereals or vegetables, in water.
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A liquid containing nutrients for culturing microorganisms.

Inoculated the broth with bacteria.

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(uncountable) Water in which food (meat or vegetable etc) has been boiled.
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(countable) A soup made from broth and other ingredients such as vegetables, herbs or diced meat.
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Origin of broth

  • Middle English from Old English bhreu- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle English broth, from Old English broþ (“broth”), from Proto-Germanic *bruþą (“broth”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰerew- (“to seethe, roil, brew”). Akin to Old English breowan (“to brew”).

    From Wiktionary