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
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): puree the potatoes throughethe sieve
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  • 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: French purée, literally 'purified', feminine past participle of purer.

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