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roux

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/ ru /
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noun
a cooked mixture of butter or other fat and flour used to thicken sauces, soups, etc.
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Origin of roux

1805–15; <French (beurre) roux brown (butter) <Latin russus red-brown, red-haired, akin to ruberred1
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British Dictionary definitions for roux

roux
/ (ruː) /

noun plural roux
a mixture of equal amounts of fat and flour, heated, blended, and used as a basis for sauces

Word Origin for roux

C19: from French: brownish, from Latin russus russet
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Scientific definitions for roux

Roux
[ rōō ]
(Pierre Paul) Émile 1853-1933

French bacteriologist who assisted Louis Pasteur on most of his major discoveries. Later, working with Alexandre Yersin, he showed that the symptoms of diphtheria are caused by a lethal toxin produced by the diphtheria bacillus. Roux carried out early work on the rabies vaccine and directed the first tests of the diphtheria antitoxin.
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