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Crème is the French word for "cream."

It get used in many senses: actual creams, custards, pastry fillings, liqueurs, etc.

Crème anglaise: custard;
Crème Brulé: a specific custard dessert;
Crème Caramel: a specific custard dessert with caramel at the bottom. If the caramel is on top, it gets called "crème renversée";
Crème Chiboust; Crème Saint-Honoré: a pastry cream;
Crème d'Amandes: an almond-flavoured pastry filling;
Crème de: many liqueur names start with "Crème de", indicating that they may have dairy cream in them or have a consistency as though they did;
Crème Frangipane: an almond-flavoured pastry filling;
Crème Fraiche: a dairy product, an actual cream;
Crème Glacé: ice cream;
Crème Patissière: a pastry cream;
Crème Plombières: another pastry cream.

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Oulton, Randal. "Crèmes." CooksInfo.com. Published 03 September 2010; revised 03 September 2010. Web. Accessed 03/24/2018. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/cremes>.

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