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 creme brulee
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
Example sentences
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.
Top the meal off with chocolate brioche bread pudding with streusel crumbs and
  maple creme brulee over ice cream.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature