crème

noun \ ˈkrem also ˈkrēm or ˈkrām \
variants: or creme
Updated on: 25 Nov 2017

Definition of crème

plural crèmes or cremes play \ˈkrem(z), ˈkrēmz\
1 : a sweet liqueur
2 : cream or a preparation made with or resembling cream used in cooking
3 : cream 2b

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Origin and Etymology of crème

French, from Old French cresme — more at cream


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crème

noun \ ˈkrem, ˈkrēm \

medical Definition of crème

plural crèmes \ˈkrem(z), ˈkrēmz\
: cream 2

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