béchamel

[ bey-shuh-mel; French bey-sha-mel ]
/ ˈbeɪ ʃəˌmɛl; French beɪ ʃaˈmɛl /

noun

a white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg.

Origin of béchamel

First recorded in 1790–1800; named after Louis, Marquis de Béchamel (steward of Louis XIV of France), its originator
Also called bechamel sauce.
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