crème

or creme

[ krem, kreem; French krem ]
/ krɛm, krim; French krɛm /
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noun, plural crèmes [kremz, kreemz; French krem] /krɛmz, krimz; French krɛm/.

one of a class of liqueurs of a rather thick consistency.

Nearby words

  1. crystallography,
  2. crystalloid,
  3. crystallose,
  4. crystalluria,
  5. crèche,
  6. crème anglaise,
  7. crème brûlée,
  8. crème caramel,
  9. crème d'ananas,
  10. crème de bananes

Origin of crème

From French, dating back to 1815–25; see origin at cream

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British Dictionary definitions for creme

crème

/ (krɛm, kriːm, kreɪm) /

noun

cream
any of various sweet liqueurscrème de moka

adjective

(of a liqueur) rich and sweet
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Word Origin and History for creme

creme

n.

1845, from French crème (see cream (n.)). For crème brûlée, see brulee.

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