Definition of pot-au-feu in English:


Syllabification: pot-au-feu
Pronunciation: /ˌpôdōˈfə/


(plural same)
A French soup of meat, typically boiled beef, and vegetables cooked in a large pot.
More example sentences
  • The simplest consommé of all, in France, is the broth from pot-au-feu.
  • Soups, rabbit dishes, and dishes such as pot-au-feu, coq au vin, and blanquettes are often requested by pickers nostalgic for an era when long, slow cooking was the norm.
  • 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.


French, literally 'pot on the fire'.

Definition of pot-au-feu in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day bimble
Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
walk or travel at a leisurely pace