bouillabaisse [bool-yuh-beys, bool-yuh-beys; French boo-ya-bes] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a soup or stew containing several kinds of fish and often shellfish, usually combined with olive oil, tomatoes, and saffron.
Origin of bouillabaisse 1850–55; French Provençal boui-abaisso, taken as either “boil it, then lower the heat,” or “when it boils, lower the heat”; boui 2nd singular imperative or 3rd singular present of bouie to boil1; abaisso 2nd singular imperative of abaissa to lower; see abase Examples from the Web for bouillabaisse Contemporary Examples of bouillabaisse
But the boycott measure is also confused, chiefly because of its bouillabaisse of motivations.
December 4, 2013
I love caldeirada, which is a Portuguese version of bouillabaisse.
September 7, 2010
Historical Examples of bouillabaisse
It was half-past seven already, the bouillabaisse could not wait.
The better, finer and firmer the fish, the better the Bouillabaisse.
Martha McCulloch Williams
Pascal’s is famous for its fish, and especially for its bouillabaisse.
Albert Bigelow Paine
It is all served together like bouillabaisse, the semolina answering to the bread, and extract of pomidoro is added.
Henry Festing Jones
Though this petit djeuner was very recherch, the bouillabaisse threw all the accessory dishes into the shade.
British Dictionary definitions for bouillabaisse bouillabaisse noun
- a rich stew or soup of fish and vegetables flavoured with spices, esp saffron
Word Origin for bouillabaisse C19: from French, from Provençal bouiabaisso, literally: boil down Word Origin and History for bouillabaisse n.
fish stew, 1845, from French bouillabaisse (19c.), from Provençal bouiabaisso, boulh-abaisso, a compound of two verbs corresponding to English boil-abase (the latter in the original sense of “to lower”).