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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French bouillabaisse, from Occitan bolhabaissa, possibly a compound of bolhir (to boil) +‎ abaissar (to lower [temperature]).

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbuːjəbeɪs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbujəbeɪs/, /ˌbujəˈbeɪs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs
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NounEdit

bouillabaisse (countable and uncountable, plural bouillabaisses)

  1. A type of fish soup or stew from Provence.
    • (Can we date this quote?), William Makepeace Thackeray, The Ballad of Bouillabaisse:
      And there's an inn, not rich and splendid,
      But still in comfortable case—
      The which in youth I oft attended,
      To eat a bowl of Bouillabaisse.
  2. (figuratively) A mixture.
    intellectual bouillabaisse
    the radical bouillabaisse that is American politics

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Occitan bolhabaissa, possibly a compound of bolhir (to boil) +‎ abaissar (to lower [temperature]), equivalent to bouillir +‎ abaisser.

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

bouillabaisse f (countable and uncountable, plural bouillabaisses)

  1. bouillabaisse (fish soup from Provence)

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