dul·ce de le·che (dl′sĕ dĕ lĕchĕ)
A smooth, thick mixture made of caramelized milk and sugar, used as a flavoring, spread, or dessert topping.
[Spanish : dulce, sweet, sweet food (from Old Spanish, from Latin dulcis) + de, of (from Old Spanish, from Latin dē) + leche, milk (from Old Spanish, from Latin lac); see melg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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