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crème brûlée

[krem broo-ley, kreem; French krem bry-ley] /ˌkrɛm bruˈleɪ, ˌkrim; French krɛm brüˈleɪ/
noun, plural crèmes brûlées
[krem broo-leyz, kreem; French krem bry-ley] /ˌkrɛm bruˈleɪz, ˌkrim; French krɛm brüˈleɪ/ (Show IPA).
French Cookery.
a custard that has been sprinkled with sugar and placed under a broiler until a brown crust forms on top.
Origin of crème brûlée
1885-90; < French: literally, burnt cream Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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