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couverture

Line breaks: cou¦ver|ture
Pronunciation: /ˈkuːvətjʊə
 
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Definition of couverture in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Chocolate made with extra cocoa butter to give a high gloss, used for covering sweets and cakes: the finest Belgian couverture [count noun]: chocolates made using Swiss and French couvertures
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', from couvrir 'to cover'.

Words that rhyme with couverture

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