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broth

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Pronunciation: /brɒθ
 
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Definition of broth in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1Soup consisting of meat or vegetables cooked in stock, sometimes thickened with barley or other cereals: mutton broth
More example sentences
  • Spoon the broth with vegetables into soup bowls.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let cook about 25 minutes, until vegetables are tender and broth smells lightly of the cheese.
  • Professor Kidunae Ikeda comes home from the physics faculty at the Tokyo Imperial University and sits down to eat a broth of vegetables and tofu prepared by his wife.
1.1Meat or fish stock: the pig made five pots of broth [count noun]: she made a broth from the bones
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  • Clarify the cool broth by whisking the egg whites and stirring them and their shells into it, then heating over very low heat just to a simmer.
  • Combine okra with reserved broth and remaining ingredients.
  • You needn't brown the meat (so no spatters); just simmer it gently with a few herbs and spices in broth until it's tender.
2 Microbiology A liquid medium containing proteins and other nutrients for the culture of bacteria: in vitro cultures were established in MG3 broth [as modifier]: broth cultures of intestinal tissue
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  • Respiratory specimens were examined with radiometric broth medium cultures and with the AMPLICOR assay for M tuberculosis.
  • Depending on the chemical added to the bacterial broth, the proteins of one gene would effectively be deactivated, disabling that gene.
  • By examining microscopically a drop of this broth culture the bacilli are seen in active movement, swarming at the margins of the drop, interspersed with the spiral threads, which are also apparently mobile.
2.1A liquid mixture for the preservation of tissue.
Example sentences
  • We have shown that the cryoprotective broth maintains the viability of fecal organisms for a period of 3 wk (Kleessen et al., 1995).

Origin

Old English, of Germanic origin; related to brew.

Phrases

a broth of a boy

1
Irish Used approvingly to refer to a very lively boy or young man.
Example sentences
  • Ambrose too had a long reign as a minor - a broth of a boy.
  • You're right, my jewel; there's not such a broth of a boy to be picked up every day in the week.
  • But he's much more of a broth of a boy now, right enough.

Words that rhyme with broth

cloth, froth, Goth, moth, Roth, wrath

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