Definition of jus in English:



  • (especially in French cuisine) a thin gravy or sauce made from meat juices.

    ‘chicken with a rich game jus’
    • ‘A big plate of oxtail was many strong bones heaving with lean meat and dark flavour, the jus a little thinner than in a truly ideal world.’
    • ‘In French meat cookery, jus is roughly equivalent to honestly made thin gravy in the British tradition.’
    • ‘Whole roast grouse may still come with game chips and bread sauce but there is game jus rather than over-thickened gravy.’
    • ‘The spiced pork was flavoured only delicately, and a touch on the dry side, but that just allowed it to soak up the rich jus with more gusto.’
    • ‘For the lamb sauce, in a medium saucepan, heat the lamb jus over medium heat.’
    relish, dressing, condiment, ketchup, flavouring



/ZHo͞o(s)/ /jo͞os/ /ʒu(s)/