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couverture

[ kuhv-uh-cher, koo-vuh-, koo-vuh-cher ]

noun

  1. Also called couverture chocolate. a superior grade of chocolate used especially for coating and dipping, containing a higher proportion of cocoa solids and cocoa butter than compound chocolate, which is made with cocoa powder and vegetable oil as well as other ingredients.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of couverture1

First recorded in 1920–25; from French: “covering”; covert ( def ), -ure ( def )

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Example Sentences

(p. 299) France in recognition of this weakness had on her eastern borders special troops stationed called "troops de couverture."

Le soir, après avoir fait ses comptes, sitôt qu'il était dans sa couverture, il y pensait.

On tend cette couverture portative par le moyen de quelques brins de baleine, ou de fils de cuivre ou de fer qui la soutiennent.

L'hiver ils ont généralement une chemise et une couverture de laine, faite en forme de redingotte.

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