a white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg.
1796, from French béchamel, named for Louis XIV’s steward, Louis de Béchamel, marquis de Nointel (1630-1703), who perfected it. Gamillscheg identifies him as a great gourmet of the time (“eines bekannten Feinschmeckers des 17. Jhdts.”).
a city in W Algeria. noun a city in NW Algeria: an oasis. Pop: 149 000 (2005 est) Former name Colomb-Béchar
a grab for retrieving tools used in drilling a well. Historical Examples The beche de mer industry has also been a great help to business people in Cooktown. Early Days in North Queensland Edward Palmer Gresley had “Vairy ermine and gules,” and beche “Vairy silver and gules.” Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 […]
a trepang. Often, Bêche-de-Mer. Neo-Melanesian. Historical Examples On the reefs of the Southern Ocean is found a kind of sea-slug termed the beche-de-mer. Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art Various There were traders old and young, beche-de-mer fishermen, old beach-combers and blackbirders. Through the South Seas with Jack London Martin Johnson We must […]
becher first-born; a youth, the second son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21), who came down to Egypt with Jacob. It is probable that he married an Ephraimitish heiress, and that his descendants were consequently reckoned among the tribe of Ephraim (Num. 26:35; 1 Chr. 7:20, 21). They are not reckoned among the descendants of Benjamin (Num. […]