Souffle Definition

A soft, blowing sound heard on auscultation.
Webster's New World
Any of several baked foods, as a dish prepared with white sauce and egg yolks and some additional ingredient, as cheese, made light and puffy by beaten egg whites added before baking.
Webster's New World
Made light and puffy in the process of being cooked or baked.
Webster's New World

Origin of Souffle

  • French from past participle of souffler to puff up from Old French soffler from Latin sufflāre sub- sub- flāre to blow bhlē- in Indo-European roots

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

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