Bavarian cream
Cream Cream (kr[=e]m), n. [F. cr[^e]me, perh. fr. LL. crema cream of milk; cf. L. cremor thick juice or broth, perh. akin to cremare to burn.] 1. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the surface. It is the part of milk from which butter is obtained. [1913 Webster]

2. The part of any liquor that rises, and collects on the surface. [R.] [1913 Webster]

3. A delicacy of several kinds prepared for the table from cream, etc., or so as to resemble cream. [1913 Webster]

4. A cosmetic; a creamlike medicinal preparation. [1913 Webster]

In vain she tries her paste and creams, To smooth her skin or hide its seams. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

5. The best or choicest part of a thing; the quintessence; as, the cream of a jest or story; the cream of a collection of books or pictures. [1913 Webster]

Welcome, O flower and cream of knights errant. --Shelton. [1913 Webster]

{Bavarian cream}, a preparation of gelatin, cream, sugar, and eggs, whipped; -- to be eaten cold.

{Cold cream}, an ointment made of white wax, almond oil, rose water, and borax, and used as a salve for the hands and lips.

{Cream cheese}, a kind of cheese made from curd from which the cream has not been taken off, or to which cream has been added.

{Cream gauge}, an instrument to test milk, being usually a graduated glass tube in which the milk is placed for the cream to rise.

{Cream nut}, the Brazil nut.

{Cream of lime}. (a) A scum of calcium carbonate which forms on a solution of milk of lime from the carbon dioxide of the air. (b) A thick creamy emulsion of lime in water.

{Cream of tartar} (Chem.), purified tartar or argol; so called because of the crust of crystals which forms on the surface of the liquor in the process of purification by recrystallization. It is a white crystalline substance, with a gritty acid taste, and is used very largely as an ingredient of baking powders; -- called also {potassium bitartrate}, {acid potassium tartrate}, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bavarian cream — or Crème bavaroise or simply Bavarois [ Bavarois is masculine because it stands for fromage Bavarois : compare the coeur à la crème made with Mascarpone.] is a classic dessert, a Swiss invention according to the French, [… …   Wikipedia

  • Bavarian cream — Bavarian Ba*va ri*an, a. Of or pertaining to Bavaria. n. A native or an inhabitant of Bavaria. [1913 Webster] {Bavarian cream}. See under {Cream}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bavarian cream — n. a dessert made with gelatin, whipped cream, eggs, and fruit flavoring …   English World dictionary

  • Bavarian cream — noun a rich custard set with gelatin • Hypernyms: ↑custard * * * noun also bavarian ( s) Usage: usually capitalized B : a dessert of a flavored whipped gelatine mixture into which whipped cream is folded * * * a dessert made with custard, gela …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bavarian cream — a dessert made with custard, gelatin, and whipped cream. [1875 80] * * * ▪ food       custard enriched with whipped cream and solidified with gelatin. Bavarian creams can be flavoured with chocolate, coffee, fruits, and the like and are usually… …   Universalium

  • Bavarian cream — Bavar′ian cream′ n. coo a custard of gelatin and whipped cream …   From formal English to slang

  • Bavarian cream — noun Date: 1847 flavored custard or pureed fruit combined with gelatin and whipped cream …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bavarian cream — pudding like dessert …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bavarian cream — /bəˌvɛəriən ˈkrim/ (say buh.vairreeuhn kreem) noun a cold dessert consisting of a rich custard set with gelatine and flavoured in various ways. Also, bavarois …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cream — (kr[=e]m), n. [F. cr[^e]me, perh. fr. LL. crema cream of milk; cf. L. cremor thick juice or broth, perh. akin to cremare to burn.] 1. The rich, oily, and yellowish part of milk, which, when the milk stands unagitated, rises, and collects on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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