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crème fraîche

[krem fresh, kreem; French krem fresh]
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noun French Cookery.
  1. slightly fermented cream that has been thickened by lactic acids and natural fermentation.
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Origin of crème fraîche

< French: literally, fresh cream
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British Dictionary definitions for creme fraiche

crème fraîche

noun
  1. thickened and slightly fermented cream
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Word Origin

French, literally: fresh cream
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