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roux Syllabification: roux

Definition of roux in English:

noun (plural same)

A mixture of fat (especially butter) and flour used in making sauces.
Example sentences
  • His recipe has you make a roux of five tablespoons each flour and butter, to which you add one and one-half cups stock.
  • Whisk the milk and cream mixture into the roux and cook for four minutes, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula.
  • While all of this was going on, he showed me how to make a roux.


From French (beurre) roux 'browned (butter)'.

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