Definition of puree in English:

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Pronunciation: /pyo͝oˈrā/
Pronunciation: /pyo͝oˈrē/
(also purée)


A smooth, creamy substance made of liquidized or crushed fruit or vegetables: stir in the tomato puree
More example sentences
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan, add the anchovies, tomato puree, crushed garlic and olive paste, and stir until it sizzles.
  • Add the chickpeas and greens along with the Basic Curry sauce, tomato puree and salt.
  • It is perfect and subtle stuff: smoky from the eggplant's grill-induced char, with a light, nubbly texture more interesting than a resolutely smooth puree's.

verb (purees, pureeing, pureed)

[with object]
Make a puree of (fruit or vegetables).
Example sentences
  • Next, blend the soft plums in a food processor on the pulse setting until they are pureed.
  • We had two children, aged 19 months and seven, with us, and the restaurant coped well - cooking the children's meals first and even pureeing our toddler's dinner.
  • The charm of this delicate English recipe is that the cauliflower isn't pureed.


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

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Syllabification: pu·ree

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