Definition of couverture in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌko͞ovərˈCHo͝oər/


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


1930s: French, literally 'covering'.

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Syllabification: cou·ver·ture

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