mille-feuille

or mille·feuille

[ meel-fœ-yuh ]
/ milˈfœ yə /

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

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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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Example sentences from the Web for millefeuille

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

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British Dictionary definitions for millefeuille

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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