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A paste or gruel of bread crumbs, toast, or flour combined with milk, stock, or water and used for making soups, binding forcemeats, or thickening sauces.
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(Cookery) a mixture of flour, water, etc, or of breadcrumbs soaked in milk, used as a thickening
[C16: from Spanish, from pan bread, from Latin pānis]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
A mixture of flour and water, or of bread soaked in milk, used to bind ingredients and as a thickening agent. Used in Spanish and South American cooking.
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