Definition of croquembouche in English:

croquembouche

Line breaks: cro|quem|bouche
Pronunciation: /ˌkrɒkɒmˈbuːʃ
 
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noun

  • A decorative dessert consisting of choux pastry and crystallized fruit or other confectionery items arranged in a cone and held together by a caramel sauce.
    More example sentences
    • The typical shape of a modern croquembouche is an inverted cone, formed by piling small choux pastries on top of each other.
    • A section of a towering croquembouche, cream puffs filled with custard and lassoed together with sugar, was humble and satisfying.
    • The French contingent explained that each little caramel covered choux is indeed called a croquembouche.

Origin

French, literally 'crunch in the mouth'.

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