croquembouche (plural croquembouches)
- A French dessert made by piling profiteroles and other crunchy sweets in a tall shape, then pouring caramel over them to hold them in place.
From croque (“crunches, crunch”, third person singular present indicative, or second person singular imperative, of croquer) + en (“in”) + bouche (“mouth”); literally “crunch-in-mouth”.
The current spelling came later than the others, and was first attested in 1845.
croquembouche m (plural croquembouches)
- croquembouche (French dessert made from a pile of profiteroles coated with caramel)