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crème fraîche

[krem fresh, kreem; French krem fresh] /ˌkrɛm ˈfrɛʃ, ˌkrim; French krɛm ˈfrɛʃ/
noun, French Cookery.
1.
slightly fermented cream that has been thickened by lactic acids and natural fermentation.
Origin
< French: literally, fresh cream
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crème fraîche

/ˈkrɛm ˈfrɛʃ/
noun
1.
thickened and slightly fermented cream
Word Origin
French, literally: fresh cream
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