\ˈrü-ē \

Definition of rouille 

: a peppery garlic sauce

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But bouillons and rouilles can apply to super-fine dining or casual dining. Phil Vettel,, "Former Sixteen sous-chef takes the reins at The Albert," 6 June 2018 Crunchy lengths of baguette, slathered with a saffron and espelette pepper rouille, stand at attention in the classic dish. Ellen Bhang,, "At Shepard, a vibrant pink is a match for bouillabaisse," 22 May 2018 Season again with more salt and pepper as needed. 4 Serve with remaining rouille and toasted bread. Jeanmarie Brownson,, "2 do-ahead fish soup bases make for easy dinner parties — just add garnishes at the end," 6 Feb. 2018 Dinner lovebirds can’t deny the seductive textures and flavors of Keao’s of lomi lomi arctic char ($14): kiawe smoked paprika cured arctic char with green soubise, rouille and fried sunchokes. Bay Area News Group, The Mercury News, "12 best new Bay Area restaurants for date night," 31 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of rouille

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rouille

French, literally, rust; from its color

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