broth O.E. broþ, from P.Gmc. *bruthan (Cf. O.H.G. *brod), from verb root *bhreue- "to heat, boil, bubble, liquid in which something has been boiled" (Cf. O.E. breowan "to brew;" see BREW (Cf. brew)). Picked up from Germanic by the Romanic and Celtic languages.

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(in which meat has been macerated)

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  • Broth — Broth, n. [AS. bro[eth]; akin to OHG. brod, brot; cf. Ir. broth, Gael. brot. [root]93. Cf. {Brewis}, {Brew}.] Liquid in which flesh (and sometimes other substances, as barley or rice) has been boiled; thin or simple soup. [1913 Webster] I am sure …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • broth — [brɔθ US bro:θ] n [U and C] [: Old English;] soup with meat, rice, or vegetables ▪ chicken broth →↑Scotch broth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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