\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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The food: The Fruity Pebbles concoction had some terrifically smooth ice cream that maintained the cereal's crispiness, while the marshmallow creme gave it a sort of fruity Rice Krispie Treat flavor. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "Creamistry is here to fog up the Fort Worth ice-cream scene | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 18 May 2018 Analysts say more than half of Juul’s sales come from four flavors: mango, fruit, cucumber and creme. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Juul Says It Will Quit Social Media," 13 Nov. 2018 Last up are the lip products — two shades of lip gloss ($6 each) and four creme lipsticks in yellow brown, chocolate brown, plum brown, and a peachy nude ($7 each). Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Karrueche Tran’s New ColourPop Brown Sugar Collab Celebrates the Beauty of Being Brown," 26 Oct. 2018 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

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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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