[ broo-ley, broo-lee; French bry-ley ]
/ bruˈleɪ, ˈbru li; French brüˈleɪ /
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noun, plural bru·lés [broo-leyz, broo-leez; French bry-ley]. /bruˈleɪz, ˈbru liz; French brüˈleɪ/.
(in the Pacific Northwest) an area of forest destroyed by fire.
Canadian. land covered with rocks or scrub growth.
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Origin of brulé
An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; from French: literally, “burnt,” past participle of brûler; see broil1
Other definitions for brulé (2 of 2)
[ broo-ley ]
/ bruˈleɪ /
noun, plural Bru·lés, (especially collectively) Bru·lé.
a member of a North American Indian people belonging to the Teton branch of the Dakota.
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How to use brulé in a sentence
The lemongrass and ginger crème brulee, which is the only thing I can eat, is divine.
I come away with a notebook stuffed full of ideas and plans: my life needs more singing, more crème brulee, more Thai spices!
Its flaky and slightly burned crust was reminiscent of crème brulee.Portugal's Kings of Pastry|Molly Hannon|April 5, 2011|DAILY BEAST
CARAMEL NUT BRULEE A delicious but simple desert, a wonderful combination of creamy and crunchy textures.Sweet Brits|Lydia Brownlow|April 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
It seems that cocaine and crème brulee present a similar challenge to the practice of moderation.The Science Behind Feeling Full|Casey Schwartz|November 26, 2008|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for brulé
/ (bruːˈleɪ) /
(sometimes not capital) short for bois-brûlé
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