• A mixture of flour and fat cooked together and used as a thickening.
  • In <em>cookery</em>, a material composed of melted butter and flour, used to thicken soups and gravies.
  • A thickening, made of flour, for soups and gravies.
  • A mixture of <xref>fat</xref> (usually <xref>butter</xref>) and <xref>flour</xref> used to <xref>thicken</xref> <xref>sauces</xref> and <xref>stews</xref>.
  • a mixture of fat and flour heated and used as a basis for sauces
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