crème-brûlée

crème brûlée

[krem broo-ley, kreem; French krem bry-ley]
noun, plural crèmes brûlées [krem broo-leyz, kreem; French krem bry-ley] . French Cookery.
a custard that has been sprinkled with sugar and placed under a broiler until a brown crust forms on top.

Origin:
1885–90; < French: literally, burnt cream

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To crème-brûlée
Collins
World English Dictionary
crème brûlée (krɛm bryle)
 
n
a cream or custard dessert covered with caramelized sugar
 
[literally, burnt cream]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature