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puree Syllabification: pu·ree
Pronunciation: /pyo͝oˈrā/
(also purée)

Definition of puree in English:


A smooth, creamy substance made of liquidized or crushed fruit or vegetables: stir in the tomato puree
More example sentences
  • The beverage is made from Fair Trade certified oolong tea with black tea and organic peach puree.
  • Instead of refined sugars, sweeteners like maple syrup, brown rice syrup, fruit juices and purees and powdered fruit sweeteners will do the job nicely.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan, add the anchovies, tomato puree, crushed garlic and olive paste, and stir until it sizzles.

verb (purees, pureeing, pureed)

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Make a puree of (fruit or vegetables).
Example sentences
  • Puree the potatoes until they are light, white and creamy.
  • In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade, puree the pesto, spinach, and lemon juice.
  • For fussy children who don't like veggies floating in their pasta sauces or soups, puree the ingredients in the blender first.


Early 18th century: from French purée, literally 'purified', feminine past participle of purer.

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