from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A sauce made with butter, flour, and milk, cream, or stock, used as a base for other sauces.

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  • n. A simple sauce made from flour, milk and butter
  • n. mayonnaise

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. milk thickened with a butter and flour roux


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  • The crab-stuffed sole in white sauce and the new peas were not as delicious as they should have been.

    The Wayward Muse


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