crème brûlée

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See also: creme brulee

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French crème brûlée (literally burnt cream).

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Noun[edit]

crème brûlée (plural crème brûlées or crèmes brûlées or crèmes brûlée)

  1. A dessert of custard, covered by a brittle layer of browned sugar.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Concerning plural forms: crèmes brûlées follows the French plural, which requires that the adjective (brûlée(s) (burnt)) agree in number with the noun it modifies (crème(s) (cream(s))); crème brûlées treats the phrase as a headless English noun, regularly suffixing -s to form its plural; whereas crèmes brûlée retains the nominal head, forming a plural by suffixation of the noun, per English grammar.

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From crème + brûler

Noun[edit]

crème brûlée f (plural crèmes brûlées)

  1. crème brûlée

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Noun[edit]

crème brûlée m (uncountable)

  1. crème brûlée (dessert)