velouté

noun ve·lou·té \ və-ˌlü-ˈtā \

Definition of velouté

: a soup or sauce made of chicken, veal, or fish stock and cream and thickened with butter and flour

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Origin and Etymology of velouté

borrowed from French, literally, "velvetiness, softness," noun derivative of velouté "velvety, smooth," going back to Medieval French, from velour, velours "velvet, velour" + -té, adjective suffix, extended form of , going back to Latin -ātus 3-ate


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