\ˈkrem also ˈkrēm or ˈkrām \
variants: or creme
plural crèmes or cremes\ˈkrem(z), ˈkrēmz \

Definition of crème 

1 : a sweet liqueur

2 : cream or a preparation made with or resembling cream used in cooking

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More: Drumroll, please: Oreo mystery flavor is Fruity Pebbles Cherry Cola Oreos have a cherry-cola-flavored creme filling with little popping candies. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Cherry Cola Oreos? Crazy, yes, but not as much as Avocado Oreos," 30 Apr. 2018 Alongside these new flavors, Oreo will continue to bring back some limited-edition favorites, like the Firework Oreos, which feature a standard chocolate cookie with popping candy in the creme. Madison Roberts,, "Oreo Unveils 5 New Flavors—Including Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie and Strawberry Shortcake," 4 June 2018 Holiday pickup hours: 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Try the peach ($35), lemon custard creme ($30) or cherry ($40) pies from this Highland Park Vietnamese restaurant. Sara Cagle,, "Where to pick up pie for the Fourth of July," 27 June 2018 As noted by The Daily Meal, handling a torch to perfect the brittle caramel layer atop the custard of creme brûlée is one of the reasons it is considered one of the most difficult desserts to make. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Crème brûlée torch explodes in Swiss restaurant, injuring 15," 10 Apr. 2018 The Playa Blanca Margarita is made with Libelula Tequila, Combier triple sec, coconut creme and lime, and is garnished with a blood orange crisp. Grace Wong,, "8 boozy slushies you'll want to drink this summer," 24 May 2018 Juul is a brand of e-cigarette that's become wildly popular among high schoolers, with flavors such as fruit medley, cool mint and creme. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "Juul e-cigarettes are 'in' with today's teens. Here's how the FDA is cracking down," 25 Apr. 2018 Pods come in a variety of colors and flavors, from cucumber to creme brûlée, mango, and tobacco. Julia Belluz, Vox, "Juul, the vape device teens are getting hooked on, explained," 18 May 2018 The 12-piece collection, which launched last Friday, includes an eyeshadow palette, blush and highlighter palette, liquid lipstick set, creme lipstick, and lip liner, all featuring shade names that nod to iconic moments from the momager. Kristin Corpuz, Teen Vogue, "Kris Jenner Appears in Patrick Starrr YouTube Beauty Tutorial for Kris Cosmetics," 14 May 2018

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First Known Use of crème

circa 1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for crème

French, from Old French cresme — more at cream

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\ˈkrem, ˈkrēm\
plural crèmes\ˈkrem(z), ˈkrēmz \

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