What does broth mean?

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brɔθ, brɒθbroth

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. broth, stocknoun

    liquid in which meat and vegetables are simmered; used as a basis for e.g. soups or sauces

    "she made gravy with a base of beef stock"

  2. brothnoun

    a thin soup of meat or fish or vegetable stock


  1. brothnoun

    Water in which food (meat or vegetable etc) has been boiled.

  2. brothnoun

    A soup made from broth and other ingredients such as vegetables, herbs or diced meat.

  3. Etymology: broth, from broþ ("broth"). Akin to breowan.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Brothnoun

    Liquour in which flesh is boiled.

    Etymology: broð, Sax.

    You may make the broth for two days, and take the one half every day. Francis Bacon, Physical Remains.

    Instead of light desserts, and luscious froth,
    Our authour treats to-night with Spartan broth. Thomas Southerne.

    If a nurse, after being sucked dry, eats broth, the infant will suck the broth almost unaltered. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.


  1. Broth

    Broth, also known as bouillon (French pronunciation: ​[bu.jɔ̃]), is a savory liquid made of water in which meat, fish or vegetables have been simmered for a short period of time. It can be eaten alone, but it is most commonly used to prepare other dishes, such as soups, gravies, and sauces. Commercially prepared liquid broths are available, typically chicken, beef, fish, and vegetable varieties. Dehydrated broth in the form of bouillon cubes were commercialized beginning in the early 20th century. Broths have been used as a nutrition source for the sick in Great Britain since at least the early 1700s, such as for dysentery patients.


  1. broth

    Broth is a liquid food preparation, typically made by simmering meat, fish, or vegetables in water with various added spices and seasonings. It is often used as a base for other dishes such as soups, gravies, and sauces, or it can be consumed on its own.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brothnoun

    liquid in which flesh (and sometimes other substances, as barley or rice) has been boiled; thin or simple soup


  1. Broth

    Broth is a liquid food preparation, typically consisting of either water or an already flavored stock, in which bones, meat, fish, cereal grains, or vegetables have been simmered. Broth is used as a basis for other edible liquids such as soup, gravy, or sauce. It can be eaten alone or with garnish. If other ingredients are used, such as rice, pearl barley or oats, it is then generally called soup. Commercially prepared liquid broths are available, typically for chicken broth, beef broth, and vegetable broth. Dehydrated meat stock, in the form of tablets, is called a bouillon cube. Industrially produced bouillon cubes were commercialised by Maggi in 1908 and by Oxo in 1910. Using commercially-prepared broths allows cooks to save time in the kitchen.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Broth

    broth, n. an infusion or decoction of vegetable and animal substances in water.—A broth of a boy (Irish), a first-rate fellow. [A.S. brothbréowan, to brew. See Brew.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broth in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broth in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of broth in a Sentence

  1. Helen Le:

    The best broth is clear -- (in Vietnam), we don't like cloudy broths.

  2. Andrew Erickson:

    China's navy is receiving warships so quickly that Chinese sources liken this to dumping dumplings into soup broth.

  3. Peter Servold:

    Bone broth provides micronutrients not found in meat that allow consumers to digest effectively and restore gut health, it contains collagen and gelatin, which strengthen our bones, ligaments and tendons. It also boosts the immune system, decreases inflammation, improves the skin and detoxifies the body.

  4. Cassy Joy Garcia:

    I think bone broth is getting some new attention now with grocery prices on the rise and people wanting to do more with less, i feel like it’s an easy entry point for some good DIY kitchen basics. If you’ve already roasted a chicken, just go ahead and throw that carcass in your pot or pressure cooker along with that random onion in the pantry and scraggly carrot in the fridge, and lo and behold, you’re going to save yourself some money and have broth that tastes better and is better for you than anything you’d buy.

  5. Holly Phillips:

    The steam helps open stuffed-up nasal passages, and the salty broth can soothe a sore throat.

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