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mille-feuille

or mille·feuille

[ meel-fœ-yuh ]
/ milˈfœ yə /
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noun, plural mille-feuilles [meel-fœ-yuh]. /milˈfœ yə/. French Cooking.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for mille-feuille

millefeuille
/ French (milfœj) /

noun

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

Word Origin for millefeuille

literally: thousand leaves
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