Last modified on 7 July 2014, at 16:32

crème brûlée

See also: creme brulee

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from French crème brûlée (literally burnt cream).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

crème brûlée (plural crème brûlées or crèmes brûlées or crèmes brûlée)

  1. A dessert of custard, covered by a brittle layer of browned sugar.

Usage notesEdit

  • Concerning plural forms: crèmes brûlées follows the French plural, which requires that the adjective (brûlée(s) (burnt)) agree in number with the noun it modifies (crème(s) (cream(s))); crème brûlées treats the phrase as a headless English noun, regularly suffixing -s to form its plural; whereas crèmes brûlée retains the nominal head, forming a plural by suffixation of the noun, per English grammar.

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FrenchEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From crème + brûler

NounEdit

crème brûlée f (plural crèmes brûlées)

  1. crème brûlée

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crème brûlée m (uncountable)

  1. crème brûlée (dessert)