Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rich icing made of chocolate and cream heated and stirred together, used also as a filling, as for cakes or pastry.

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  • noun A rich creamy chocolate filling made of chocolate and cream, used for confections such as the filling of truffles.

Etymologies

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

[French, lower jaw of a horse, jowl, good-for-nothing idiot, ganache, from Italian ganascia, jaw, from Vulgar Latin *ganathus, from Greek gnathos; see genu- in Indo-European roots.]

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From French ganache

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  • "Once, on Captain Ahab's ship, they served and ate chocolate ganache for a birthday celebration. They called it the place of whaling and ganache-ing of teeth."

    Unoriginal to me; ultimate source unknown

    June 27, 2011