Definition of bouillon in US English:



  • A broth made by stewing meat, fish, or vegetables in water.

    • ‘For example, marinating chicken in chicken-flavored bouillon may increase the palatability of the meat.’
    • ‘This garlic bouillon was classically made the day after a fête, being excellent for hangovers as well as soothing for convalescents.’
    • ‘In the early 199Os, for example, Bestfoods started an import operation in Russia, using a small sales force to sell bouillon and soups from Polish and Slovak firms.’
    • ‘If you long for Markt's ham hock in an oddly smoky pea-and-asparagus soup, the coriander-and-leek-infused bouillon with mussels should charm more.’
    • ‘Combine the instant dashi or vegetable bouillon powder and boiling water in a saucepan, stirring well.’
    • ‘Chill stock in an ice bath and reserve for bouillon.’
    • ‘Many, in fact, mentioned a trend in London for a drink made with beef bouillon called the Bloody Bull, basically a Bloody Mary with the beef bouillon added.’
    • ‘Divide veal, scallions, Brussels sprouts, sake, bone marrow and bouillon into four bowls.’
    • ‘Mash them a bit and pour the consommé or bouillon.’
    • ‘Heat water and add bouillon, onions, carrots, spices, and turkey.’
    • ‘The national soup, harira, is a thick paste that comes in many varieties, although it is classically made from water, bouillon, beef or mutton, onions, saffron, walnuts, and salt.’
    • ‘Let simmer 1 kg of codfish filets in this bouillon for 10 minutes.’
    • ‘If you are nauseated, you could try taking sips of 7-up, ginger ale, fruit juice, tea, broth, tonic water or bouillon.’
    • ‘Water, black coffee and tea have no calories, and bouillon and broth contain very few calories.’
    • ‘Then add some bouillon from the chicken soup, or just plain water (I used two cups of bouillon from the chicken soup I was cooking).’
    • ‘Bring to a boil, add the shallots and the cube of bouillon, stir, and let simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.’
    • ‘Pour bouillon into cups and add ravioli and herbs.’
    • ‘The legendary peasant woman kept a pot-au-feu or bouillon pot on her hearth and, myth has it, threw into it whatever she had around to stew for the day's meal.’
    • ‘A little dash of port and a generous amount of stock provided the perfect bouillon.’
    • ‘Add 3 cups hot water and bouillon to taste (or instead, add 3 cups hot broth), and the cheese rind.’
    stock, broth, juice, gravy, liquid, infusion, extract, concentrate, decoction
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French, literally ‘liquid in which something has boiled’, from bouillir ‘to boil’.