velouté

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noun ve·lou·té \və-ˌlü-ˈtā\

Definition of velouté

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

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


First Known Use: 1830

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