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