One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A frozen dome-shaped dessert.
- ‘For instance, an ice-cream bombe is the same shape as a Christmas pudding, but lighter and more refreshing.’
- ‘Philip assures me that it is not difficult, and only a little practice is needed to make a perfect bombe.’
- ‘The birthday piece de resistance - the ice cream bombe loaded with sparklers.’
- ‘I ordered the strawberry bombe, which came in a pool of strawberry sauce.’
- ‘I had a mint chocolate bombe - green mint ice cream covered in choc-ice style chocolate.’
- ‘Cassata, a bombe filled with hazelnut crème, has the audacity to combine chocolate with ricotta cheese and turns out bizarrely addictive.’
- ‘To top it off I chose a frozen hazelnut praline ice cream bombe with a caramelised sugar crust.’
- ‘I liked the less copious desserts best, like vanilla tapioca pudding, and a fromage blanc bombe served in a cooling consommé of fresh berries.’
- ‘The three-course feast concluded with a grand ice cream bombe topped with sparklers.’
- ‘Icebox cake is kind of a cheat: It's really closer to a bombe, but it's so rich we'll forgive the false advertising.’
- ‘It featured a bog-standard list of frozen desserts, of which Gav picked the chocolate bombe to share with Jen and I went for the chocolate cake, all of which came to £7.50.’
- ‘Then you'll have a classic ice cream bombe shape.’
- ‘The chocolate-caramel bombe is nowhere near as complicated as its explanation on the menu, and a raspberry napoleon is simple - as it should be.’
- ‘This wine is an ideal accompaniment for a fruit bombe.’
- ‘To finish the bombes, preheat the fryer to 375 degrees.’
- ‘Jayne declined, but I picked pecan and toffee bombe.’
- 1.1 A dome-shaped mold in which a bombe is made.
French, literally ‘bomb’.
(of furniture) rounded.
- ‘60 pieces of case goods and antiques were evaluated on the TV show, including a bombé curio with hand-painted courtship scene, in French Court finish, at $2,000.’
- ‘Leading the auction was the highly important circa 1765-1780, Robert ‘King’ Hooper Chippendale bombe chest-on-chest of Boston origin, one of six known.’
- ‘Then, with a puffed chest and plump sides, the bombé, or convex commode, made a grand entrance.’
- ‘This antique sage & white hand painted bombe chests console features beautiful floral motifs.’
- ‘Incorporate a stylish period look with any of these bombe, or bombay, chests featuring elegant curved lines for display anywhere in the home.’
Early 20th century: French, literally ‘swollen out’.
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