broth (brôth, brŏth)
n. pl. broths (brôths, brŏths, brôthz, brŏthz)
1. The water in which meat, fish, or vegetables have been boiled; stock.
2. A thin, clear soup based on stock, to which rice, barley, meat, or vegetables may be added.
3. A liquid containing nutrients for culturing microorganisms: inoculated the broth with bacteria.
[Middle English, from Old English; see bhreu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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