white sauce

noun
a sauce made of butter, flour, seasonings, and milk or sometimes chicken or veal stock; béchamel.

Origin:
1715–25

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white sauce
 
n
a thick sauce made from flour, butter, seasonings, and milk or stock

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Then they unite themselves with the white sauce and the beaten yolks of the
  eggs.
Here's a shortcut method for making creamed vegetables in half the time it
  takes to make a flour-thickened white sauce.
Chicken is piled onto rice, then doused with hot sauce and a mysterious white
  sauce.
The chefs are also adept at such dishes as a perfectly fried and seasoned
  chicken cutlet or salmon in a creamy white sauce.
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