Definition of roux in English:

roux

noun

  • A mixture of fat (especially butter) and flour used in making sauces.

    • ‘While all of this was going on, he showed me how to make a roux.’
    • ‘His recipe has you make a roux of five tablespoons each flour and butter, to which you add one and one-half cups stock.’
    • ‘This rich and creamy mussel soup is lighter than the original, with neither egg yolks nor a flour-and-butter roux to thicken it.’
    • ‘Whisk the milk and cream mixture into the roux and cook for four minutes, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula.’
    • ‘Gumbo - half soup and half stew - is based on a roux and innumerable combinations of fish, meat and vegetables.’

Origin

From French (beurre) roux browned (butter).

Pronunciation:

roux

/ro͞o/