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white sauce

noun
1.
a sauce made of butter, flour, seasonings, and milk or sometimes chicken or veal stock; béchamel.
Origin
1715-1725
1715-25
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Examples from the web for white sauce
  • 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.
  • Moisten with beaten egg or left-over meat gravy, or falling to have either or these on hand make a plain white sauce.
British Dictionary definitions for white sauce

white sauce

noun
1.
a thick sauce made from flour, butter, seasonings, and milk or stock
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