Definition of couverture in English:

couverture

Syllabification: cou·ver·ture
Pronunciation: /ˌko͞overˈt(y)o͝or
 
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noun

  • Chocolate made with extra cocoa butter to give a high gloss, used for covering sweets and cakes.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

1930s: French, literally 'covering'.

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