fumet

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the French fumet (aroma), from Latin fumus (smoke).

Noun[edit]

fumet (countable and uncountable, plural fumets)

  1. A type of concentrated food stock that is added to sauces to enhance their flavour. Variations are fish fumet and mushroom fumet.
  2. A ragout of partridge and rabbit braised in wine.
  3. Alternative form of fumette (stench or high flavour of meat)

Etymology 2[edit]

Compare French fumier dung, Old French femier, from Latin fimum (dung). See fewmet.

Noun[edit]

fumet

  1. The dung of deer, hares, etc.
    • 1780, Nicholas Cox, The Huntsman[1], page 57:
      The next thing to be considered, is the Fumishing ; and this is to be judged of in April or May. If the Fumets be great, large and thick, they signify the Hart to be old.
    • 1825, Oliver Goldsmith, A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature, volume II, page 187:
      When he cries he is said to bell; the print of his hoof is called the slot; his tail is called the single; his excrement the fumet; his horns are called his head; []

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From fumer + -et.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

fumet m (plural fumets)

  1. aroma, odor (of meat etc.); bouquet (of wine)
  2. (hunting) scent

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

fūmet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of fūmō