Definition of crumble noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkrʌmbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkrʌmbl//
Sweets and desserts
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(British English) (North American English crisp
BrE BrE//krɪsp//
; NAmE NAmE//krɪsp//
[uncountable, countable] a dessert (= a sweet dish) made from fruit that is covered with a rough mixture of flour, butter and sugar, cooked in the oven and usually served hot apple crumble and custard See related entries: Sweets and desserts
Word Originlate Middle English: probably from an Old English word related to crumb.

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