Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
a cooked sauce for vegetables, meat, fish, etc. made of fat or butter, flour, milk, cream, or stock, and seasoning
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A sauce made with butter, flour, and milk, cream, or stock, used as a base for other sauces.