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crème

[krem, kreem; French krem] /krɛm, krim; French krɛm/
noun, plural crèmes
[kremz, kreemz; French krem] /krɛmz, krimz; French krɛm/ (Show IPA)
1.
2.
one of a class of liqueurs of a rather thick consistency.
Also, creme.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < French; see cream
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Examples from the web for creme
  • Menu highlights include crab cakes, risotto, stuffed pork loin and creme brulee.
  • The dessert menu offers tiramisu and creme brulee and berries.
  • Sweet potato pecan pie and creme brulee are some of the dishes on the decadent dessert menu.
  • It's a chocolate pot de creme with caramel, a dash of maple syrup and sea salt served in a ceramic egg.
  • Which must be why the celebrated custard goes by creme brulee.
  • Warm pear crumble, caramel pot de creme or chocolate spice doughnut with peanut butter curry ice cream.
British Dictionary definitions for creme

crème

/krɛm; kriːm; kreɪm/
noun
1.
cream
2.
any of various sweet liqueurs: crème de moka
adjective
3.
(of a liqueur) rich and sweet
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Word Origin and History for creme
n.

1845, from French crème (see cream (n.)). For crème brûlée, see brulee.

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