Chocolate made with extra cocoa butter to give a high gloss, used for covering sweets and cakes.
- He rummaged in two cardboard boxes nearby, brought out two bricks of chocolat de couverture, and handed them to me.
- Rochers, square cubes of chocolate, flecked with little crackly-bits then dipped in chocolate couverture are my second favorite chocolates here at the moment.
- You'll also find different chocolate couvertures and pastry making supplies, nut pastes, you name it, they have it.
1930s: French, literally 'covering'.
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