Meaning of rouille in English:


Pronunciation /ˈruːi/


mass noun
  • A Provençal sauce made from pounded red chilli peppers, garlic, breadcrumbs, and other ingredients blended with stock, typically added to bouillabaisse.

    mass noun ‘croutons and rouille on the side’
    • ‘it's a lusty affair served with a properly pungent rouille’
    • ‘The stew-like soup was served in the traditional style, accompanied by toasted bread and a rust-coloured sauce called rouille that's made with mayonnaise, saffron and other spices.’
    • ‘Heath likes to serve chunky fillet steaks of white fish under a herby, lemony crust, often with tapenade or rouille.’
    • ‘He concluded by saying: ‘Expect excellent seafood, including proper fish soup with rouille and the lobster is spoken of in several counties.’’
    • ‘This was a meal in itself and came with two ‘gravy’ boats with cognac and cream which you add yourself, and a French rouille of garlic on the side.’
    • ‘The homemade rouille was also delicate, but added that certain je ne sais quoi necessary for a good fish soup.’


French, literally ‘rust’, with reference to the colour.