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L'onctueux

English translation: creamy custard

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French term or phrase:L'onctueux (restaurant)
English translation:creamy custard
Entered by: Dawn Montague
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22:09 May 16, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: L'onctueux
In a restaurant menu:
"L'onctueux", au chocolat pur Caraïbes
Dawn Montague
Local time: 13:21
creamy custard
Explanation:
"Onctueux" means "smooth, creamy", when referring to "crème",according to "Collins Robert".

"Une crème (anglaise)" means a custard.
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Robin Salmon
Australia
Local time: 04:21
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naunctuous
Carolyn Denoncourt
nacreamy custardRobin Salmon


  

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creamy custard


Explanation:
"Onctueux" means "smooth, creamy", when referring to "crème",according to "Collins Robert".

"Une crème (anglaise)" means a custard.


    Collins Robert Volume One
Robin Salmon
Australia
Local time: 04:21
Native speaker of: English
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6 hrs
unctuous


Explanation:
English has the word "unctuous", why not use it? It seems a little more exotic than the more common "smooth" or "creamy", and isn't exotic what the menu wants to convey?

Carolyn Denoncourt
United States
Local time: 13:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
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