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

  • n. Cream that has been slightly fermented and thickened with lactic acid, often used as a topping or an ingredient in sauces.


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

French : crème, cream + fraîche, fresh.


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