[kon-suh-mey, kon-suh-mey] /ˌkɒn səˈmeɪ, ˈkɒn səˌmeɪ/

a clear soup made by boiling meat or chicken, bones, vegetables, etc., to extract their nutritive properties: served hot or jellied.
/kənˈsɒmeɪ; ˈkɒnsɒˌmeɪ; French kɔ̃sɔme/
a clear soup made from meat or chicken stock

1815, from French consommé, noun use of past participle of consommer “to consume” (12c.), from Latin consummare “to complete, finish, perfect” (see consummation). The French verb was influenced in sense by Latin consumere “to consume.”


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