Definitions

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.

Etymologies

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

French : crème, cream + fraîche, fresh.

Examples

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  • What's gotta be understood is this: Formulas (formulae?) are for Julia Child recipes and hair-coloring, but never for Hollywood or Broadway fare.

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  • Hair salons heavily push hair-coloring products, too.

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  • "Well ... it looks like one of those hair-coloring things."

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  • Stop using hairsprays, gels and hair-coloring products.

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  • The men's hair-coloring business is now above $100 million, three to five times what it was 10 years ago, says Combe Inc., maker of Grecian Formula and Just for Men.

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  • The cosmetic industry estimates that between one half and two thirds of adult American women and many men regularly use some kind of hair-coloring product — and sales are steadily climbing as the baby boomers age.

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  • She told Pat none of her clients have ever told her they've had a bad reaction to hair-coloring products, but she has heard some complain that their scalps itch after the dye is applied.

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  • It has been a major component of most hair-coloring products used in the western world since the 1880s and has caused problems almost since it was first developed, according to the American Contact Dermatitis Society — which named PPD its "allergen of the year" in 2006.

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  • Researchers urged that “the removal of carcinogens from hair dyes and appropriate labeling of hair-coloring products would help reduce this potential risk.”

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