Definition of bouillabaisse in English:


Line breaks: bouil¦la|baisse
Pronunciation: /ˈbuːjəˌbeɪs


[mass noun]
  • A rich, spicy stew or soup made with various kinds of fish, originally from Provence.
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    • There are four items that are ‘of the day’: ceviche, escovitch (a Jamaican whole fish in a tart, spicy sauce), bouillabaisse, and soup.
    • I refresh myself after a day in the train with a marvellously spicy bouillabaisse (fish stew) in the elegant, vaulted Les Arcenaulx, one of many atmospheric harbour-side restaurants.
    • The firm flesh of weevers gives them a useful role in bouillabaisse and other fish soups.


French, from modern Provençal bouiabaisso.

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