white sauce

white sauce
noun
milk thickened with a butter and flour roux
Syn: ↑bechamel sauce, ↑bechamel
Hypernyms: ↑sauce
Hyponyms: ↑blanc, ↑cheese sauce, ↑cream sauce

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noun
: a sauce in which the thickening agent (as flour) has not been browned, which consists essentially of milk, cream, or stock with flour and seasoning, and which forms the basis for various sauces

mushroom sauce made with a basic white sauce

— see velouté

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a sauce made of butter, flour, seasonings, and milk or sometimes chicken or veal stock; béchamel.
[1715-25]

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white sauce noun
A sauce made with roux thinned with milk or stock eg from chicken or veal, and flavoured as desired
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Main Entry:white

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white sauce UK US noun [uncountable]
a sauce made from flour, milk, and butter
Thesaurus: savoury sauces and vinegarshyponym types of food or drinkhypernym

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white sauce,
a sauce made of milk, butter, and flour cooked together until thick and smooth, frequently with seasoning added.

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n. a sauce of flour, melted butter, and milk or cream

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noun [noncount]
: a light-colored sauce that is made with milk, cream, or broth and that is thickened with flour

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ˌwhite ˈsauce [white sauce] noun uncountable
a thick sauce made from butter, flour and milk
Syn: béchamel

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