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mille-feuille

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[meel-fœ-yuh]
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noun, plural mille-feuilles [meel-fœ-yuh] /milˈfœ yə/. French Cookery.
  1. napoleon(def 1).

Origin of mille-feuille

1890–95; < French, equivalent to mille thousand (< Latin; see milli-) + feuille leaf, sheet (< Latin folia, neuter plural (taken as feminine singular) of folium)
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Historical Examples

  • I should like a strawberry ice, and a lemon-squash, and a millefeuille cake.

    The Roll-Call

    Arnold Bennett


British Dictionary definitions for millefeuille

millefeuille

noun
  1. British a small iced cake made of puff pastry filled with jam and creamUS name: napoleon

Word Origin

literally: thousand leaves
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