crème caramel

noun

crème car·​a·​mel -kä-rə-ˈmel How to pronounce crème caramel (audio)
 or see  caramel
: a custard that has been baked with caramel sauce

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The classic doughnuts are jelly, chocolate or creme caramel flavored. Jennifer Hassan, chicagotribune.com, 25 Oct. 2019 Momed in Atwater Village will offer a special à la carte menu featuring baharat beef & hummus ($12.50), Moorish Pacific white shrimp ($14.50), persimmon & pomegranate salad ($16.50), and cardamom creme caramel ($10.50). Julie Giuffrida, latimes.com, 5 Feb. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

French, literally, caramel cream

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crème caramel was in 1906

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Cite this Entry

“Crème caramel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cr%C3%A8me%20caramel. Accessed 8 Feb. 2023.

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