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bechamel (n.)

white sauce used in cookery, 1769, from French béchamel, named for Louis XIV's steward, Louis de Béchamel, marquis de Nointel (1630-1703), who perfected it. Gamillscheg identifies him as a great gourmet of the time ("eines bekannten Feinschmeckers des 17. Jhdts.").

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Definitions of bechamel

bechamel (n.)
milk thickened with a butter and flour roux;
Synonyms: white sauce / bechamel sauce
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