Thursday, January 20, 2000

la rouille

Today's mot du jour is la rouille, which means rust.  It is also the name of a cold sauce used in soups, named of course for its reddish color.
  • La rouille est la substance de couleur brun-rouge formée quand des composés contenant du fer se corrodent en présence de dioxygène et d'eau.
Rust is a reddish-brown substance formed when alloys containing iron corrode in the presence of O2 and water.

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