crème

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See also: creme, Creme, crémé, cremé, and Crème

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French crème. Doublet of cream and crema.

Noun[edit]

crème (countable and uncountable, plural crèmes)

  1. (cooking) A very sugary, fluffy white cream derivative.
  2. (cosmetics) Cream

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French crème.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /krɛm/, /krɛːm/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: crè‧me

Noun[edit]

crème f (plural crèmes, diminutive crèmepje n or crèmeke n)

  1. cream (light color)
  2. (Belgium, colloquial) ice cream
    • 1962, Hugo Claus, De verwondering.
      ‘Een crèmeke, alstublief, m'dam.’
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2011, Guido van Heulendonk, Terug naar Killary Harbour.
      HIER CRÈME MET ÉCHTE FRAISEN!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
    • 2017 October 15, 'Goesting' (pseud.), "Crème de la crème: hier lik je de lekkerste ijsjes van het land", Het Laatste Nieuws.
      Goesting ging testen en serveert de crème de la crème onder de crème, al zeggen we er meteen bij dat deze lijst uiteraard niet volledig is.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  3. cream (ointment)

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  • Indonesian: krem

French[edit]

French Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Old French cresme, from Late Latin crama, Transalpine Gaulish word influenced by Latin chrisma (modern French chrême), from Ancient Greek χρῖσμα (khrîsma).

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crème (invariable)

  1. (color) cream
  2. (colloquial) cool
    Synonyms: cool, bien, classe

Noun[edit]

crème f (plural crèmes)

  1. cream
  2. (France, colloquial) café crème
  3. (Louisiana) ice cream

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Verb[edit]

crème

  1. first-person singular present indicative of crémer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of crémer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of crémer
  4. second-person singular imperative of crémer

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Colors in French · couleurs (layout · text)
     blanc      gris      noir
             rouge; cramoisi              orange; brun              jaune; crème
             vert citron              vert              menthe
             cyan; bleu canard              azur              bleu
             violet; indigo              magenta; pourpre              rose

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

crème

  1. inflection of crèmen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French cresme, from Late Latin crāmum, a blend of Gaulish *crama and Late Latin chrisma (ointment).

Noun[edit]

crème f (plural crèmes)

  1. (Jersey) cream

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