crème brûlée

crème brû·​lée | \ -brᵫ-ˈlā How to pronounce crème brûlée (audio) , -brü-\

Definition of crème brûlée

: a rich custard topped with caramelized sugar

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Now, experts say, society is back to square one, scrambling to convince young people — again — of the harmful and addictive effects of nicotine, this time in e-cigarettes that smell like creme brulee, cappuccino or cotton candy. Jill Tucker,, "Bay Area parents, teachers mobilize against teen vaping: ‘We have quite a fight ahead of us’," 7 Sep. 2019 Order the raspberry sorbet, vanilla bean ice cream or the creme brulee for a complete birthday freebie. Emily Sabens, Indianapolis Star, "Here are 50 places in Indianapolis that give you free food on your birthday," 5 Sep. 2019 The company also stopped selling vapor cartridges in flavors such as mango and creme brulee in stores but continues to sell them online with age verification. Jackie Borchardt,, "Ohio mom sues Juul after teen daughters become addicted to e-cigarettes. Juuling led to mood swings and migraines, suit says.," 26 Aug. 2019 The cartridges come in flavors including mango, mint and creme brulee. Los Angeles Times, "Juul and Philip Morris are sued under RICO act, accused of targeting kids," 19 Aug. 2019 Among the appetizer options: cured Scottish salmon, beet and goat cheese salad, roasted carrots or truffled potato with chorizo sausage, Desserts include apple tart, creme brulee, chocolate mousse or passion fruit creme anglaise. Michael Mayo,, "8 picks for great meal deals during Fort Lauderdale restaurant months," 31 July 2019 Speciality cakes include: banana split cake, raspberry jalapeño cake, creme brulee cake, death by chocolate cake, cinnamon French toast cake, chocolate chip cookie dough cake and so many more creative and delicious flavors. Sam Boyer,, "Looking at items from the past is always interesting: Whit & Whimsey," 5 July 2019 Other than menthol, vaping products’ flavors can include creme brulee, mint, cucumber and mango. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "Aspen is first city in Colorado to ban sale of flavored nicotine products amid efforts to curb teen vaping," 12 June 2019 The best moments are courtesy of Dorota, who is adorable playing with that little torch tool that people use to make creme brulee and then gets proposed to. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, "Every Single Episode of Gossip Girl, Ranked," 19 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of crème brûlée

1886, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for crème brûlée

French, literally, scorched cream

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The first known use of crème brûlée was in 1886

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English Language Learners Definition of crème brûlée

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

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