crème anglaise

noun crème an·glaise \ -äŋ-ˈglāz , -aŋ- , -äⁿ-ˈglez \

Definition of crème anglaise

: a vanilla-flavored custard sauce usually served with desserts

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Origin and Etymology of crème anglaise

French, literally, English cream


CRÈME ANGLAISE Defined for English Language Learners

crème anglaise

noun

Definition of crème anglaise for English Language Learners

  • : a sweet sauce made with cream that is usually served with desserts


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