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Devonshire cream

Origin of Devonshire cream
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Will you have some Devonshire cream on your home-baked bread?

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • The roe should be well plumped, and of the consistency of Devonshire cream.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • I'd have whipped him into Devonshire cream if I'd had a clear stage.

    Contraband G. J. Whyte-Melville
  • Devonshire cream is thick and clotted, and is used on fruits, mush, etc.

    The Century Cook Book Mary Ronald
  • When ready, the soap should be of the consistency of Devonshire cream.

  • Devonshire cream is world famous for its thickness and richness.

    The Complete Book of Cheese Robert Carlton Brown
  • He reached for the marmalade, and requested that a bowl of Devonshire cream should be passed along.

    Red Money Fergus Hume
  • Like me, Mrs. Pomeroy finds the Devonshire cream very heavy.

    The Affair at the Inn Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • I have had these fits of the blues lately; I think it must be the Devonshire cream; I must stop it.

    The Affair at the Inn Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Still the Devonshire cream and sugar dishes are missing, as well as the Devonshire cream and sugar.

    The Pocahontas-John Smith Story Pocahontas Wight Edmunds
British Dictionary definitions for Devonshire cream

Devonshire cream

/ˈdɛvənʃɪə; -ʃə/
another name for clotted cream
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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