- 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