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croquembouche

[kroh-kuh m-boosh; French kraw-kahn-boosh] /ˌkroʊ kəmˈbuʃ; French krɔ kɑ̃ˈbuʃ/
noun, plural croquembouches
[kroh-kuh m-boo-shiz; French kraw-kahn-boosh] /ˌkroʊ kəmˈbu ʃɪz; French krɔ kɑ̃ˈbuʃ/ (Show IPA).
French Cookery.
1.
a pyramid of bite-size cream puffs coated and held in place with caramelized sugar.
Origin
< French, assimilated form of croque en bouche (it) crunches in (the) mouth
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  • Some couples choose to serve a croquembouche instead of a wedding cake.

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