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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A dessert of soft custard with mounds of beaten egg whites or whipped cream floating on its surface.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A French cold dessert consisting of an "island" of meringue, made of egg whites and sugar, floating in a "sea" of custard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a dish for dessert, consisting of custard with floating masses of whipped cream or white of eggs.


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