Etymology
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souffle (n.)

light dish, sometimes savory but usually sweet, 1813, from French soufflé, noun use of past participle of souffler "to puff up," from Latin sufflare, from sub "under, up from under" (see sub-) + flare "to blow" (from PIE root *bhle- "to blow").

updated on May 05, 2017

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Definitions of souffle from WordNet

souffle (n.)
light fluffy dish of egg yolks and stiffly beaten egg whites mixed with e.g. cheese or fish or fruit;
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