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Topic: COOKING

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin salsa, from sallere 'to add salt to', from sal 'salt'

sauce

noun
     
sauce
1 [uncountable and countable]DFC a thick cooked liquid that is served with food to give it a particular taste
tomato/cheese/wine etc sauce
vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce
spaghetti sauces
2 [uncountable] British English old-fashioned rude remarks made to someone that you should respect:
Less of your sauce, my girl!
3

what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

used to say that if one person is treated in a particular way, other people should be treated in the same way
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