Meaning of julienne in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʒuːlɪˈɛn/


  • A portion of food cut into short, thin strips.

    ‘a julienne of vegetables’
    • ‘Today's dish is a baked trout with a mussel based sauce and a julienne of vegetables.’
    • ‘Put whole potatoes into this exclusive automatic conveyor, and make hundreds of julienne fries in seconds.’
    • ‘My companion wanted pork and took the waiter's advice on the spicy pork julienne.’
    • ‘Sautied juliennes of sweet peppers provide the finishing touch.’
    • ‘Indeed, not a crumb, droplet of sauce or carrot julienne was left on our plates.’


[with object]
  • Cut (food) into short, thin strips.

    ‘to julienne squashes, cut thin peelings into strips an eighth of an inch wide’
    • ‘I pondered whether to fritter away £1.65 on one those gizmos that juliennes carrots.’
    • ‘On a recently aired episode, after instructing a volunteer to julienne some vegetables, Flay jeers at her inferior knife-work, inciting the rest of the room to laugh at her expense.’
    • ‘Some shred the beetroot, some julienne it, and some cube it, while modernists whiz it in a food processor.’
    • ‘Or peel and julienne it, then steam and serve it as a cooked vegetable, perhaps with a few slices of carrot added in for color.’


Early 18th century (originally as an adjective designating soup made of chopped vegetables, especially carrots): French, from the male given names Jules or Julien, of obscure development.