crème fraîche

[ krem -fresh, kreem; French krem -fresh ]
/ ˌkrɛm ˈfrɛʃ, ˌkrim; French krɛm ˈfrɛʃ /

noun French Cooking.

slightly fermented cream that has been thickened by lactic acids and natural fermentation.

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Origin of crème fraîche

<French: literally, fresh cream
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British Dictionary definitions for crème fraîche

crème fraîche
/ (ˈkrɛm ˈfrɛʃ) /

noun

thickened and slightly fermented cream

Word Origin for crème fraîche

French, literally: fresh cream
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