noun, plural mad·e·leines [mad-l-inz, mad-l-eynz; French maduh-len] /ˈmæd l ɪnz, ˌmæd lˈeɪnz; French madəˈlɛn/. French Cookery.
- madeira cake,
- madeira embroidery,
- madeira topaz,
- madeira vine,
- madelung's deformity,
- madelung's disease,
Origin of madeleine
Examples from the Web for madeleine
Early in her career, she and designer Madeleine Vionnet sued a woman in Paris for copying some 20,000 sketches of their designs.
Normally I might look to Samantha Power or Madeleine Albright or Hillary Clinton for foreign policy wisdom.
Despite the fact that her husband had left France four years earlier, Madeleine had recently given birth to a healthy baby boy.
Several people at the resort had seen a man carrying a small bundled child on the night Madeleine disappeared.Investigation Into Madeleine McCann Disappearance Reopened in Portugal|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Key to the new timeline is a more precise window in which Madeleine most likely disappeared.
Madeleine came to inform her young mistress, and she was on the point of going to her father, when the bell rang again.Monsieur Cherami|Charles Paul de Kock
Within a few feet of him at one corner of the square of standing people stood the girl he had known in Jersey, Madeleine Durand.The Ball and The Cross|G.K. Chesterton
I engage Madeleine for the first quadrille, and Bertha for the first waltz.Fairy Fingers|Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
It was in the Madeleine that some of the Communards were massacred in 1871.The Churches of Paris|S. Sophia Beale
George even dined there by himself continually, Madeleine saying she was tired, and preferring to remain at home.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 6|Guy de Maupassant
Word Origin for madeleine
fem. proper name, variation of Madeline. The kind of small, rich confection is attested from 1845, said in OED to be named for Madeleine Paulmier, 19c. French pastry cook; any use with a sense of "small thing that evokes powerful nostalgia" is due to Proust (1922).