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crème brûlée

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noun crème brû·lée \-brue-ˈlā, -brü-\

Simple Definition of crème brûlée

  • : a sweet dessert made of a smooth, thick custard covered with a hard top of cooked sugar

Full Definition of crème brûlée

  1. :  a rich custard topped with caramelized sugar

Origin of crème brûlée

French, literally, scorched cream


First Known Use: 1886


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