Roux Definition

A cooked mixture of melted butter (or other fat) and flour, used for thickening sauces, soups, gravies, etc.
Webster's New World

Origin of Roux

  • French (beurre) roux browned (butter) from Old French rous reddish brown from Latin russus red reudh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French

    From Wiktionary

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