brown sauce

noun

Definition of brown sauce 

: a sauce consisting typically of stock thickened with flour browned in fat

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Swedish meatballs are traditionally eaten with creamy brown sauce, mashed or boiled potatoes and lingonberry jam, a sweet condiment particularly popular in northern Europe and made from berries related to cranberries and blueberries. Judith Vonberg, CNN, "Abbasolute scandal: Swedish meatballs are really Turkish," 3 May 2018 As part of this course, each diner also was brought a small saucer in the center of which was a round disk covered in a deep brown sauce, a preparation our waiter said dated from the 1700s and described as a takeoff on wild hare a la Royale. Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle, "Why the restaurant Coi won’t be on this year’s Top 100 Restaurants list," 17 Apr. 2018 The brown sauce caking the meat was flavorful but not enough so to disguise the dry and chewy pork. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Review: The down-home soul food at Franco's impresses - the second time around," 7 Feb. 2018 There was also steak, a sirloin served sliced with a rich brown sauce as only restaurants can make, and some of those delicious meltingly creamy small potatoes. Polly Campbell, Cincinnati.com, "Via Vite: The restaurant that does it all," 19 Jan. 2018 Do however avoid the Indian menu where an unidentifiable brown sauce pervades. Condé Nast Traveler, "Zhiwa Ling Heritage," 20 Oct. 2017 Unlike the thin brown sauce produced by mushrooms, anchovies and walnuts, tomato ketchup didn’t keep as well. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "There’s Something Fishy About the Ketchup You Put On Your Burgers," 5 June 2017

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1723, in the meaning defined above

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