bechamel sauce


[bey-shuh-mel; French bey-sha-mel]
a white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg.
Also called bechamel sauce.

1790–1800; named after Louis, Marquis de Béchamel (steward of Louis XIV of France), its originator Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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