Definition of puree in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpjʊəreɪ
(also purée)


[mass noun]
  • A smooth cream of liquidized or crushed fruit or vegetables: tomato puree
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    • 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): puree the potatoes throughethe sieve
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    • 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: French purée, literally 'purified', feminine past participle of purer.

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